Luis Enrique believed his team had missed a golden opportunity to have taken at least a point from the Santiago Bernabeu on Monday night.
The Celta Vigo boss saw his side eventually go down 3-0 to Real Madrid, but not before the Galicians had had chances of their own to have made life difficult for Carlo Ancelotti’s men, particularly two gilt-edged openings spurned by striker Charles with the score at 0-0.
“I go away with the feeling that we could have got something more,” the former Real Madrid and Barcelona player told a Press conference.
“Until they got their first goal we had the better chances and even at 1-0 we created a clear opportunity. We were really good in both defence and attack and were in the game until they scored.
“I’m happy. We didn’t get any points but this strengthens us for the next games.”
The defeat means Celta drop into the bottom three and Enrique was asked what his team lacked against Los Blancos.
“When you get into your opponents’ area it needs that round thing [the ball] to go into the net so you score more than the opposition. That’s what you need.
“Real Madrid are a top-class side with individuals that make a difference and are likely to be in the running for the title, but the actual level you will see around March is when they will be judged against teams of their own quality.”