Real Madrid defender Marcelo has urged his teammates to re-group after their disappointing 1-1 draw at home with Villarreal last night, reports the Daily Mail.
Cristiano Ronaldo put Madrid ahead from the spot before Gerrard Moreno stole a point for the away side, and the result cut the side's lead at the top of La Liga to two points, as they look ahead to their trip to Athletic Bilbao next Saturday.
Marcelo, 26, believes that it’s vital for Real to learn from games like this and make sure it doesn’t happen again. He told reporters: “We'll see what we have failed against Villarreal to ensure we do not repeat it. We know that only depend on ourselves and we must work to win.”
“We are saddened by the result. Every game is like a final for us and we will try to win against Athletic."
Madrid's path to the title
Barcelona are now on the tails of Madrid with their potential title decider now just 20 days away.
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Ronaldo’s goal on Sunday meant he reached 30 league goals in a season for the fifth year running.
Bale must improve
Although Madrid will need more than just Ronaldo if they are to hold on for their first title since 2012, in particular the misfiring Gareth Bale who has now failed to score in his last seven appearances.
The Welshman is yet to settle properly at the Bernabeu, with just 14 goals in all competitions.
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