Valencia boss Marcelino felt Real Madrid “did very little” to beat his side, describing Los Blancos’ 4-1 win as “disproportionate and excessive”.
Valencia had pulled a goal back and were 2-1 down until the 84th minute, when Marcelo scored Madrid’s third, before Toni Kroos struck again to kill off Marcelino’s men.
“We didn’t know who was going to win after the 80th minute, but losing 4-1 was disproportionate punishment,” the Coach said after the game.
“The defeat was excessive and painful, but it shouldn’t have negative consequences. The first half was eqaual, but they scored twice from very little.
“We faced the second with pride and conviction and we were about to draw, but our recent efforts hurt us towards the end and our heads dropped.
“We must forget the referees and only think about what we do. Real Madrid’s finishing was key because they did very little to make the difference, but in order to win a game, you have to be competitive.
“They got to our box very little but scored against us a lot. Guedes? He was taken off due to physical problems.
“It’s impossible to dominate teams at the level of Real Madrid or Barcelona for 90 minutes.