Real Madrid are f****** sunk! - Marcelo fumes after latest loss


Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane insisted his team would not "go crazy" after a disappointing 2-2 draw with Celta Vigo at Balaidos saw them fall further behind Barcelona in the La Liga title race.

Both league leaders, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid return to Liga Santander action on Sunday with game at home to Levante and away to Celta Vigo.

Celta drew 1-1 at home to Barca in the Cup and took a 2-2 draw from the Camp Nou earlier this campaign and pacey strikers Iago Aspas and Pione Sisto, as well as the powerful Maxi Gomez will be a handful for a Madrid defense missing the suspended Dani Carvajal and the injured Sergio Ramos.

"It is one of the worst situations I've experienced here", added the 29-year-old who has been with the club for over a decade.

Real looked to be heading for a second successive league defeat after their 3-0 loss to Barca in their last outing when Daniel Wass lobbed over Keylor Navas to put Celta ahead in the 33rd minute.

After the match Zidane played down talk of a crisis.

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'They're key players and seeing that they're ready for these next games makes me happy'.

Not with the first half, but with the second. "What happened the other day is that on Thursday he continued feeling bad and we chose to do a resonance and the result is that he has something and like always we don't want to take risks", Zidane spoke about missing Ramos.

"We do what we can, we try to play good football, score goals and circulate the ball, but it's not happening for us".

The defending league champion finds itself 14 points off Barcelona's pace, albeit with a game in hand, and could use a boost to fortify its place among the league's Champions League places.

"We have to stop making these errors and be more consistent".