Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas says the team just not have the right to win games just because they are at the biggest club in the world but rather have to fight for every point.
Los Blancos slipped to a 1-0 defeat to local rivals Atletico de Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday evening, a loss that ends their hopes of catching Barcelona in the league.
Fans were naturally upset at the result and jeered at the the final whistle having not seen their team beat Atletico in the league for three years now. Los Colchoneros are the first visiting team ever to win three consecutive league games at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Speaking to the club website, Navas said the players need to show they are up for a battle in every game they play.
He stated: “We have to really feel this shirt and be proud. In life there are difficult moments where we have to go out and show character. The club’s name alone does not win you games and you have to battle for them. We are players at the best side in the world and have to show that out on the pitch.”
And he went on: “We have to get back up again because there are a lot of games left. When Zidane arrived everyone experienced a different atmosphere. I think that we are doing things well, the side is not playing badly, and we aim to control games. We are all aware that La Liga is difficult, but we are Real Madrid and we have to keep going until the end.”