Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho were both keen to remain upbeat after Real Madrid suffered a potentially damaging defeat to Osasuna on Sunday evening.
Javier Camunas’ second-half winner condemned Real to a loss that sees them now seven points behind Barcelona at the top of La Liga. With their titles hopes suffering a severe setback, Mourinho and Ronaldo both faced the media after the match and attempted to maintain a positive outlook.
"I know winning the league just got a lot more difficult, but it's still possible,” Ronaldo said. “This was very disappointing, but we must stay positive and continue battling.
"We didn't play well, but we tried our best and we fought hard. Osasuna played their game by advancing with deep balls forward and hoping the match would end. They shot once and scored. They were lucky.
"I was very, very disappointed with the atmosphere. Battlefields are not acceptable in football. It isn't good that children see such a spectacle on television. They threw balls and lighters onto the pitch. I hope they get fined. What happens when they hit someone on the head like what happened to Iker the other day? It is unacceptable, especially to those who like football."