Real Madrid defender Pepe said winning the league is still possible despite losing two games in the space of three days.
Los Blancos followed up their 4-3 defeat at home in the Clasico on Sunday with a 2-1 loss away at Sevilla last night, meaning they now lie three point behind leaders Atletico de Madrid, and two behind Barcelona.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men are fighting on three fronts still, with the Copa del Rey final on the horizon, and the quarter-finals of the Champions League to take place in April.
But speaking to reporters after the game, Portugal defender Pepe said the league was the bread and butter, and they need to get back to winning ways on Saturday.
“I’d like to congratulate Sevilla, we tried to win but couldn’t manage it. There are still matches left and it’s still possible. This has nothing to do with the Clásico. That’s football. We have to be ready to win Saturday’s match against Rayo,” he said.
And he added: “We are playing well, we applied pressure, but it’s the small things… We have to concentrate better at certain points and know how to read the game. Now we have no room for error. We have to fight knowing who is in the battle for the Liga, and knowing that there is no room for mistakes.”