Coach Real Madrid regrets all the missed chances in the first half that led to the defeat 2-1 in Barcelona:
“Two really high-level teams came up against each other. For the first hour we were the better side and we played well. We did well until the second goal. Then it turned much more complicated. We’ll take a first half of the match away with us in which we did very well; we showed good control of the play, and were efficient up front and solid at the back”.
“In the end we suffered a slight lack of cool heads in our efforts to equalise. We played too many long balls without a clear idea. It was a good hour, and 30 minutes that weren’t so good. We have to continue with this idea because the team has improved a lot. It’s difficult to say whether the best team won”.
“We were the better side for the first hour and in the last 30 minutes Barcelona’s counter-attack was devastating. They won and in the end both teams deserved something. Barcelona have a four-point lead, but we’ll offer no let-up”.
“The league isn’t over. Barcelona have a lead, as we did before. Anything can happen in football. It’s more difficult, but we’re not going to prioritise the Champions League. The priority is La Liga and the Champions League”.