Casillas: Madrid have hit rock bottom
The Blancos captain admits that morale is low at the Santiago Bernabeu after three games without a win in all competitions
Iker Casillas admitted Real Madrid had hit “rock bottom” after his side’s Champions League defeat to Schalke on Tuesday completed a miserable 10 days for Carlo Ancelotti’s men.
The Blancos lost 4-3 on the night but edged out the Germans 5-4 on aggregate courtesy of a 2-0 win in the first leg in Gelsenkirchen.
The loss means Madrid have now gone three games without a win in all competitions, after a draw and a defeat to La Liga rivals Villarreal and Athletic Bilbao, respectively.
Casillas, who was arguably at fault for three of Schalke’s four goals, said: “It’s true we have hit rock bottom in a most resounding way. But the positive is that we will be in the draw next Friday.
“When that draw is made we will forget what has happened over the past 10 days – they have been dramatic.
“We must think about tomorrow, we cannot look back, nor dwell on the 22 successive wins [earlier in the season] or anything else we have achieved.”
In Casillas’ defence, he produced a late save from Benedikt Howedes that kept Madrid in the competition but the Spain international admitted he had not performed well.
“I believe a goalkeeper is always to blame [after conceding four times],” he added. “This was not one of my best games but it’s not the moment to think about myself.”
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