Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos admits handling expectations is a key part of succeeding at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Ramos says he's aware of the reach Real enjoys around the world.

He said: "You are always aware of the influence that this club has from day one when you arrive here. You grow and mature, acquiring experience along the way and you begin to realize that the club is a reference point for children on a global scale, thanks to the influence the club has.

"All of this is something you have to appreciate the value of and you have to appreciate the importance of the crest that you wear on your shirt; the honour of the club that you are defending and the impact that has. I just hope that tomorrow my name will live on in this regard in a club as important as this one."