Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos has stressed how important winning the clasico is, especially with Barcelona flying high in the Liga.
Real Madrid will host Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday and will look to reduce the 11 points deficit separating them.
Los Blancos have a game in hand going into the fixture, but Ramos knows the consequence of a defeat to Barcelona.
“It will be a great match,” Ramos said at a sponsorship event on Tuesday. “There are no words to describe the Clasico.
“It is totally different, and the most important game in the world.
“We are obliged to win now more than ever due to the situation we find ourselves in, in order to remain in the fight for La Liga.”
“We come into it in good form after winning the Club World Cup, which always suits the team on a psychological level,” he added.
“We are eager to play and have been working hard this week, so hopefully we can get the three points that will allow us to stay close to those teams ahead of us.”