Real Madrid playmaker Isco says the team needs to stop making mistakes after almost blowing a 4-goal lead against Shakhtar Donesk on Wednesday.
With 12 minutes remaining, Real lead comfortably through goals from Cristiano Ronaldo (2), Luka Modric and Daniel Carvajal. But the hosts fought back with three goals in the closing stages to give the 10-time Champions League winners a scare.
In the end Los Blancos held on, with the three points guaranteeing them top spot in the group.
But speaking to the media afterwards, Isco warned his team mates about the mistakes and said they need to cut them out.
“We played extremely well, not counting the final few minutes. We got the win and the three points. We have to try to correct the mistakes and continue working hard. We need to learn from our mistakes and we hope they won’t happen again in the future, because in the Champions League they could end up costing us dearly,” he stated.
The Spain international also spoke about Clasico at the weekend and apologised to the fans for his sending off.
He commented: “The Clásico is a game we all enjoy playing. It’s the manager who decides what the best line-up is for the match. The result hurt me more than starting on the bench did. I’m ambitious, I try to play as often as possible and I’m very happy at Real Madrid. There are a lot of games and it’s a long season. As a team we need to close that chapter and continue improving.
“I’m not proud about getting sent off in the Clásico. I hope that doesn’t happen again in the future because that’s not the sort of thing I do.”