​​Real Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos has insisted that the La Liga title race is not over, with the Los Blancos capable of catching up with table toppers Barcelona as the clubs head into the business end of the season.

Ramos starred for his side as they beat rivals Atletico Madrid 3-1 in the Madrid derby on Saturday, a result which saw them leapfrog them in the league points table. The Los Blancos are still five points behind Barcelona, something which Ramos is not concerned with.

"The league is still to be contested. There are many points in play and any team can complicate your life as it was seen in the first round [of games]. We have that hope and we will fight for the league and make it difficult for Barcelona even though they have a very important lead," he said as ​quoted by Goal.

"Real Madrid played a very, very good match, very complete in all the lines, not only in attack but also on a defensive level the team left few possibilities to the opponent and I think the result is fair enough."

"They pushed well up and caused us a lot of danger, but the match is 90 minutes and we have to know how to play the time and in that sense, Real Madrid made a very smart game," he concluded.

Ramos who netted his 11th goal of the season, will be next seen in action when his side face Ajax in the first leg of the round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday, the 13th of February.