This inefficiency in the attack has cost Real Madrid to no end and they need to find the answers quickly to savour the season. It's difficult, but nowadays everything that is said about Real Madrid is negative, and I don't see it that way, we're not that bad.
Although they qualified for the quarter-finals of the King's Cup knockout competition on Wednesday following a 2-2 draw at home to second division Numancia, there was little reason for cheer following another lackluster display from Zinedine Zidane's side as none of the fringe players except Lucas Vazquez were able to give a case for a promotion into Saturday's starting 11. It would also mean he would never be substituted and demand the ball at every opportunity knowing his teammates would have to pass to him. 'We are in January and it is the same coach and almost the same players who won eight titles in the last two years.
"We are recovering things, for me, and we will", he said. He found the back of the net in the 11th and 59th minute of the game. "We are in all of the competitions". I love my children to death.
"I prepared myself and prepared well for that.I'm not surprised when things work a little less well".
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, along with Chelsea's Antonio Conte has also been linked with a move to Real Madrid to manage the Spanish champions next season.
Dani Carvajal will return at right back, however, against a Villarreal side that has injury worries of their own.
A half-empty Bernabeu was not impressed by the European Champions drawing against opponents who have only five top flight seasons across their entire history. "We need to find our best level if we want to qualify".
Chelsea have so far been unsuccessful in their attempt to tie him down to fresh terms at Stamford Bridge with the 27-year-old understood to have rejected two offers. "To arrive at this level, you have to give a little but more and train a bit more".