Zinedine Zidane has insisted that Real Madrid can still win the La Liga title, despite sitting 19 points away from league leaders Barcelona.
It is fair to say that Madrid have got better in recent weeks in the league, beating struggling Deportivo La Coruna 7-1 and Valencia 4-1 last week, however, a dismal 2-2 with Levante saw them slip even further behind Barca and the top three La Liga teams.
Barca, who remain unbeaten in the league, sit comfortably at the top of 58 points, whilst Atleti are in second on 49 and Los Che are in third on 40 points.
Zidane, who now finds himself under increasing pressure, has also seen his Los Blancos side exit out of the Copa del Rey, losing on aggregate to minnows Leganes.
Whilst many now believe that a Champions League title will see the Frenchman keep his job at Santiago Bernabeu, the daunting task ahead of them against Paris Saint Germain could see Madrid win nothing this season.
The former midfielder, however, believes that his side are not out of the title race, despite Giampaolo’s Pazzini’s late goal which saw them drop two points on Saturday evening.
“The League over? We will see, but I will always say that isn’t,” he told reporters.
“There are still plenty of points up for grabs, we controlled the game [against Levante] but dropped these two [points].
“We needed to win a third game in a row and we didn’t. Inconsistency? I am not worried, I am only unhappy with the result as it was in our favour and we still did not win.”
Madrid now prepare to face Real Sociedad at the weekend, before focus switches to the Champions League clash with PSG, with the first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu.