Sergio Ramos has opened up about the mood around Real Madrid after they slipped up against Levante on Saturday evening.
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.
Captain Ramos 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 make up for their domestic failings, the daunting task ahead of them against Paris Saint Germain could see Madrid win nothing this season.
Ramos, believes the mood in the dressing room is now in a bad way, and even more so following Giampaolo’s Pazzini’s late goal which saw them drop two points on Saturday evening.
“The team looked for the three points from the start, and when they drew level, we tried again,” the defender said after the game.
“We did the hardest thing, coming back again, but let the points escape in the last few minutes. When you don’t win, the mood in the dressing room isn’t pleasant.
“Mistakes? There are many things to analyse. When it seemed like were dominating, we had control… and then they were suddenly in front of Keylor.
“We have to look at it because in the Champions League, where we’re still alive, these mistakes condemn you.
“The League is complicated, but we’re going to try to finish as high as possible. It’s not normal to be this far behind Barça, which is pretty bad.
“We’ve dropped points in games that we controlled, but we remain in the Champions League.
“It’s been one of our worst seasons, but we need to stick together in situations like these. It’s the only way we can do something in the Champions League.”
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.