Real Madrid playmaker Isco has said the players are confident they can turn their season around and end on a high.
Having gone 31-games and five months unbeaten in all competitions, Los Blancos have now lost two La Liga games in a row – the first time that has happened since 2009. The 4-3 defeat to Barcelona and the 2-1 reverse at Sevilla have seen the nine-time European Cup winners lose ground at the top of the table.
Real now sit third behind Atletico de Madrid and Barcelona. But Spain international Isco, a summer signing from Malaga, said the team is confident they will return to form, starting with the match against city rivals Rayo Vallecano on Saturday.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Isco stated: “It is a huge blow because it has completely changed the situation we were in two games ago. We are Real Madrid and are obliged to pick ourselves up. There are eight games left and we are confident in our ability to turn this situation around. We have already done that more than once. We came back from six points behind so why wouldn’t we be able to do that now.”
He also urged Madridistas around the world not to read too much into talk of a crisis at the club following the two defeats and that there is plenty for everyone to look forward to.
“This has been a big blow for them and also for us. But they should remain calm. We are still competing in all three competitions.”