Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro has spoken of the club’s anger over how a lack of focus in the opening ten minutes cost them at Valencia.
Zinedine Zidane’s side trailed 2-0 in the opening nine minutes thanks to goals from Simone Zaza and Fabian Orellana, and whilst Cristiano Ronaldo halved the deficit before the break, Los Che held out for a memorable win.
"All of Real Madrid are angry, we lost the game in ten minutes, they scored two goals and we had a hard time coming back," the Brazilian is quoted as saying by Marca.
"We tried to comeback but we were not lucky enough as we have been on other days."We knew that if we came out that way they would hurt us, they played well, we did not play well, they scored two goals in ten minutes and it cost us the game.
"Last year was a perfect year, but our rivals have studied us. We are angry because we cannot play as we did in the first ten minutes in one of the most difficult leagues.
"Real Madrid are still leaders, we're not going to let it happen again. We're still working hard to be champions."
Madrid lead Barcelona by a point at the top of the table and have still played one game less.