Real Madrid’s 3-1 loss to Tottenham at Wembley was also their heaviest Champions League group-stage defeat in nine years. Two goals from Ali and one from Eriksen secured a famous win for Spurs and sent them in knockout stage. For the UCL holders, it was their biggest defeat in group stages science a 2-0 loss to Juventus in 2008.
Zinedine Zidane’s side, who lost to Girona in LaLiga last week, have now suffered back-to-back defeats in all competitions. It happened to Real Madrid for the first time since January this year. That time Sevilla defeated them in the league and Celta Vigo in the Copa del Ray.
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This season in LaLiga Real managed got 24 points out of possible 30 points and is at the 3rd place. Where as Barcelona got 28 out of possible 30. Zinedine Zidane insisted there was no reason to panic despite their first back-to-back defeats since January, and Ronaldo was eager to back his coach.
“We’re in a bad patch, we want to change it and that’s what we’ll do,” he told reporters.
“We’re at the start. It’s the ending that counts. There’s a lot of time to improve and I’m sure we can do it. “Nothing has happened; they are bad spells. We can’t always be okay. We have to be calm – I don’t think the team is playing that badly.
There have been claims Real Madrid’s form this season has suffered due to a lack of options in the squad, with Pepe, Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez all having been allowed to leave in the transfer window.
Ronaldo believes a lack of experienced players is perhaps hampering their efforts but also highlighted injuries to the likes of Dani Carvajal and Gareth Bale as key problems.