Sergio Gonzalez felt Espanyol were unlucky to face an ‘angry’ Real Madrid following Saturday’s 3-0 defeat at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Los Blancos came into the match on the back of three successive losses but arrested their bad run in style against the Catalans, despite Fabio Coentrao’s red card, leaving the Coach to rue the timing of his team’s trip to the Spanish capital.
“When you let three goals in, you can’t be satisfied. Madrid were an angry team. We tried our best but weren’t able to score,” he said after the match.
“From where I stood, I think Coentrao came into the challenge worse. I don’t know if it’s a red or not, but Fabio’s was the most dangerous entrance.
“We must forget the game today and think about Tuesday's game against Valencia. We’ll see what the best XI will be. There’s time to think about [Valencia].
“When you're in the dugout, you make decisions thinking they're going to help the team, only for them not to go as planned.”