Rafa Benitez: We feel like we dropped two points

Rafa Benitez: We feel like we dropped two points


Real Madrid boss Rafa Benitez says the draw with Atletico de Madrid feels more like two points lost than a point gained.

Los Blancos remain unbeaten in La Liga and sit second in the table just behind Villarreal after the stalemate at the Vicente Calderon. Karim Benzema gave the visitors the lead but they conceded just seven minutes from time.

The result was a marked improvement on their last trip to the same stadium back in February when they were hammered 4-0 and saw their title hopes take a huge dent.

Speaking to the media afterwards, Benitez said the players felt like they should have take more from the game having dominated for much of the match.

“We have taken one point and dropped two. We dominated the first half and did what we had to do, but after the break they put pressure on and played with added intensity. We had chances on the counterattack that we did not put away and we lacked precision,” he stated,

And he added: “We have to give Atlético the praise they deserve, they pressured and looked to attack. We have dropped two points due to the way the game went. We had the lead and we committed two errors, the penalty and the goal. Just looking at the last 15 minutes, you would admit that Atlético had the momentum, but if you consider the whole game you see that we had control for large periods.”