By FOX SPORTS staff
Despite being installed as favourites prior to kick-off, world champions Spain succumbed to a 3-0 loss against Brazil in the Maracana stadium. Barcelona's new signing Neymar fired in between a pair of strikes from Fluminense forward Fred to seal what turned out to be a surprisingly easy victory for the home side.
The result marked La Roja's first competitive defeat in three years, but Ramos reminded Marca that losing was part of football.
"We had to lose one day; we’re not robots, sometimes things just don’t turn out for you and that is what happened to us right from the first minute. They got an early goal then withdrew," he stated.
"We must congratulate Brazil because they showed that they know how to play against Spain."
Vicente Del Bosque's men came into the game on the back of a tiring semi-final win, during which their Italian opponents forced them into extra-time and a penalty shootout. Nonetheless, Ramos refused to use fatigue as an excuse for their defeat.
"When you lose, maybe other conclusions are drawn to the ones made if you win," he said.
"It’s feasible to think that we might have suffered some physical fatigue but Brazil also had a difficult match to get through the day before our semi-final and they recovered better than we did. They played better football than we did."