Sergio Ramos admits “people should think” before whistling at Real Madrid’s top players but can “understand” why they do it.
Cristiano Ronaldo was subjected to whistles from the home support before netting a double in extra time as Real defeated Bayern Munich 6-3 on aggregate.
The double gave him a hat-trick for the match as Bayern Munich players protested with a number of decisions in the game including Arturo Vidal’s sending off late in normal time.
“I understand the public and Cris,” he said. “He is a player who always gives the maximum. He can have good or bad matches like everyone.
“But people should think about it a little more. The Bernabeu has pounced on all the big players because they always ask for a little more.
“It is difficult to succeed here.”
Meanwhile, Ramos has responded to Barcelona defender Gerard Pique over favourable refereeing decisions, choosing to remind him of the Catalan’s Champions League last-16 second leg match against PSG.
Pique seemed to react on Twitter by posting “…” following Ronaldo’s 76th-minute goal as TV replays showed the goal to be offside.
— Gerard Piqué (@3gerardpique) April 18, 2017
“Nothing new. I’m not surprised,” Ramos said.
“He should rewind and look back to the PSG game and see if he thinks the same about the referees.”