Sergio Ramos has described the clasico encounter between Real Madrid and Barcelona as Orgasmic.
Los Blancos welcome the Catalans to the Santiago Bernabeu after the international break on November 21 and Ramos is looking forward to the encounter.
Madrid now trail Barcelona by three points after they suffered a shock defeat to Sevilla later in the evening, with Barcelona recording a 3-0 win over Villarreal.
Barca defender Gerard Pique claimed on Sunday that the Clasico “gets me going” and Ramos admitted he finds the derby nearly as arousing.
“I donâ€™t know, Iâ€™ve never reached an orgasm personally during the Clasico – but almost,” the Spain international, who is a veteran in clashes with Barca having been at Madrid since 2005, quipped to reporters.
Ramos was speaking after Madrid’s 3-2 loss at Sevilla, a game in which he had opened the scoring with a spectacular overhead kick only to see the hosts mount a stirring comeback.
It was put to Ramos that the result was a “disaster” from Madrid’s perspective but he felt that such talk was over the top.
“Every person is free to use the adjective they want,” he added. “We didnâ€™t play well and that is always reflected in the result but this is one of the most complicated grounds for visiting teams, not just Madrid.
“We know we played a poor game but we also have to recognise the great game Sevilla put in.
“I thought we were a little static. Weâ€™ve lost some very important points today and weâ€™ve got to change our mindset. But we are still in the title race.”