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Cristiano Ronaldo reveals why he was so irritated during Real Madrid's 3-1 loss V Spurs

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Tottenham shocked the football world on Wednesday when they defeated back-to-back Champions League winners Real Madrid at Wembley 3-1.

Dele Alli scored a brace before Christian Eriksen settled matters, although Cristiano Ronaldo did score a customary effort.

It means Spurs have qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League and Real have now lost two on the bounce after they fell to newly-promoted Girona at the weekend, too.

Two defeats is something of a crisis for Los Blancos, but captain Sergio Ramos insists they will put things right quickly.

"Real Madrid will put those who think we are dead in their place," he explained in the mixed zone.

"The result is deceptive, I don't take any credit away from Tottenham but we understand what pressure can do. We will come back and will do so very soon."

Ronaldo was also in the mood for talking after the defeat and the Portuguese superstar did not hide from the result.

The former Manchester United man was awarded FIFA's 'The Best' award recently to signal his status as the best player in the world, but he has only managed to score once in six La Liga outings this season.

Considering the 32-year-old has 414 goals in 406 Madrid games, that's way below his usual standards, even though he has netted six times in four Champions League games this term.

After the game, Ronaldo was asked why he looked so irritated when the Spurs goals were going in, and he had a truly professional response.

“Irritated on the pitch? It’s normal. When you’re losing, things don’t go the way you want them to and you want to help your teammates.

“It was a very big blow to go 3-0 down, although for me it wasn’t a good reflection of what happened on the pitch.

“Their first goal was offside, just like the other day. Our attitude is to run and fight, like it was at Girona.”

Real are a results-first club and regardless of the fact that FIFA just named Zinedine Zidane the best manager in the world, a few more losses and he'll be out of a job.

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