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Sergio Ramos responds after being booed by Real Madrid fans vs Valladolid

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Real Madrid clinched their second win of the Santiago Solari era with a 2-0 win over Valladolid, but they were far from convincing. 

Los Blancos were still reeling from last week's El Clasico humiliation, their 5-1 mauling by Barcelona having spelled the end for the beleaguered Julen Lopetegui.

Never willing to accept such performances, fans at the Bernabeu made their feelings known with a two-minute silence in the south stand.

Supporters also unfurled a banner reading: "Por este escudo hay que morir en la grada y en el campo” - it translates to: "For this club badge, one has to die on the pitch and in the stands."

The European champions had been collectively poor against the Blaugrana, yet three players were singled out for abuse.

On Saturday, Sergio Ramos, Karim Benzema, and Gareth Bale were all whistled every time they touched the ball.

The French striker has gone eight league games without a goal as it becomes ever more apparent that he is not the man to fill the void left by Cristiano Ronaldo. Perhaps that also explains Bale's treatment.

Why aren't fans happy with Ramos? 

As for Ramos, the skipper was not only berated for his struggles against Luis Suarez. His comments on Real's managerial search haven't gone down well in some quarters either, after it appeared he had played a role in vetoing Antonio Conte's appointment.

While he alleged he hadn't heard the boos, he did respond after the final whistle against Valladolid.

"I honestly did not notice that, but those of us who are here the longest must take on this role," Ramos told BeIN Sports.

"And as captain, I am proud that they fill my rucksack with stones and to have to pull from the front.

"My pride is what has got me where I am today, and beating all the records I have beaten. We understand how the fans feel.

"We are the ones who must change this, and after the goal it seemed like the Bernabeu lifted again. With more results we will get back the confidence of the fans in a team which has won a lot."

Ramos was one of three players who was booed

The 32-year-old managed to silence some of his critics, scoring a late penalty to put the game to bed after youngster Vinicuis Jr had opened the scoring. The centre-back celebrated by kissing the badge on his shirt.

For as long as he is in charge, Solari must work to lighten the mood in the Spanish capital. It is not a happy place right now in spite of Madrid's first back-to-back wins in nine attempts.

Were the fans wrong to boo Ramos? Have your say in the comments. 

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