Real Madrid coach Juande Ramos has defended his winger Arjen Robben after victory at Numancia last night.

Robben has been accused of holding onto the ball too long and not using his teammates, but Ramos scoffed: "I hope everytime he gets the ball he can go past players, while others are asking for it.

"He is very good in the final metres.

"Sometimes it comes off, sometimes it doesn't, the important thing is that he is playing well."