Sergio Ramos rued Real Madrid’s inability to kill off Barcelona before half-time in the Clasico on Sunday.
Each of the ‘BBC’ missed legitimate opportunities to build on Cristiano Ronaldo’s first-half equaliser at Camp Nou, inevitably paving the way for La Blaugrana to take advantage of their profligacy in the second half.
“We know the pace this game requires and we saw a great Madrid,” he lamented to Canal Plus.
“We were great in our approach thanks to our Coach, but we lacked that bit of luck which we’ve had in other games.
“We were great going forward, but it’s true that in the second [half] Barca had more control.
“We regret not finishing the game off, but we’re not screwed just yet. They’re [only] four points ahead and we’ll keep fighting.
“Worse things have happened. We’ve lost seven-point leads in title races before. My experience has shown me that you can’t give up. You have to stay calm and keep working hard.
“Clearly these games require concentration and you can’t blame [the referee for] anything, but I admired his [performance].”