Zinedine Zidane insisted “La Liga isn’t lost, in any way, shape or form” for Real Madrid after Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Malaga.
Los Blancos fell nine points behind Barcelona at the League summit as Cristiano Ronaldo’s opener and missed penalty was cancelled out by Raul Albentosa midway through the second half at La Rosaleda, but the Coach made it clear his side could yet pip the Catalans to the title.
“We haven’t said goodbye to the League at all, although it’s more difficult now,” he said after the game.
“We’ill never drop our heads because there are still many points at stake.
"Other teams may also drop points, although I’m not thinking of the other teams, only to follow whatever happens.
“We won’t disconnect ourselves [from the title]. Such concerns don’t exist, there’s still the League and Champions League and we’ll fight to the end no matter what.
“I didn’t think we didn’t play well. We had difficulties with the second ball, but we didn’t play badly. We had our chances.
“Our recent games are reasons for our optimism. We had chances to kill off the game, but ultimately we have to move on because the games we had before were phenomenal.
“Our last game was away from home in the Champoions League and we won it.
“It was a difficult game, and that’s it. I only have to analyse my team and reflect [on my findings].
“Together we’ll do something. For me and my players, La Liga isn’t lost in any way, shape or form.”