Casemiro: 'We can't make errors like this at the back against PSG'

Jonathan Hernandez
February 5, 2018

We are not very happy with the result.

Real remain fourth in the table, two points clear of Villarreal after they lost 2-1 at Real Betis, with forward Loren Moron scoring twice on his debut.

Inter Milan star Mauro Icardi and new Manchester United ace Alexis Sanchez were touted as potential candidates to join them with Benzema having scored just two La Liga goals in the opening half of the season.

Real Madrid play away to Levante on Saturday evening and will kick off their match 19 points behind league leaders, FC Barcelona.

Fit-again Isco will have to make do with a place on the bench alongside Marco Asensio, who is unlikely to be rewarded for his fine showing as a substitute last time out with a start.

In the second half, Real threatened the Levante goal with efforts from Cristiano Ronaldo and a glorious chance for Karim Benzema which the striker dragged wide of the post.

If the result was one of frustration for Zidane, Levante manager Juan Muniz was full of praise for his team's performance.

The Champions League is Real's only realistic chance of more silverware this season, but they'll need to find a significant upturn in form to challenge Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16, first-leg tie in Madrid on February 14.

Zidane talked to beIN SPORTS for his reason behind the Ronaldo substitution: "I planned it because I wanted to put a player in the middle and put a little more strength in the centre of the field. When a game ends, you can say Cristiano could do better, but I'm happy with him". "He has scored goals in recent games and when he gets the ball special things can happen, because he has a lot of quality and it is vital for us".

"That means we must work even harder".

A win against Levante would keep Madrid afloat above Villareal, who are hot on their heels just one point adrift, although the Spanish capital's club has a game in hand.

That goal really should have sealed the points for Real but instead, they seemed to lose their focus.

The Brazilian worldwide added, "If you make errors at the back, the opponent has the quality to punish you". That annoys me, as we have worked on that, knew they could counter-attack.

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