Eusebio Sacristan felt Real Sociedad gave their all but were struggling the moment Real Madrid netted in the second minute.
Gareth Bale scored after around 70 seconds and added another with the last touch of the game, Marco Asensio lobbing Gero Rulli in between, to give the opening round to Los Blancos.
“We showed our face to the end against a great rival, a very strong and a powerful team that picked up from last season. We tried, but it was very difficult with such an early goal. We put our heart into it and showed our face to the end,” the Coach said, AS reports.
“We tried to show a competitive spirit. We continued to insist. We kept trying to keep a high pace with the idea we could wear them down but they were running until the final whistle, they’re very strong and committed to their defensive work.”