Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane revealed he was "disgusted" with his side following their 2-2 draw with Levante on Saturday evening.
Twice Los Blancos took the lead through Sergio Ramos and Isco, but on both occasions were pegged back by the La Liga relegation strugglers, with
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"The truth is the game was under control and we had done the hard part, which is scoring. We scored the second, 2-1, but we made two errors and they scored two goals against us. It's hard to understand after what happened last week, also here in Valencia (4-1 win).
"After our second goal we had to control the ball, nothing else, and defensively we were not good. From four chances they scored two goals."
It is hard to count on how many occasions Madrid have been punished for sloppy defending on the counter attack so far this season, with both goals, as well as chances for more, coming from lacklustre tracking at the back.
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However, despite the disappointment, Zidane insisted he had no plans to shy away from the challenge ahead.
"It means we have to work harder still", the Frenchman said.
"The second goal we could have avoided after scoring our second one. That annoys me because we work on those things. We know the rival, on the counter attack, can cause you damage."
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Due to their truly shoddy showing this term in La Liga, as well as their shock Copa del Rey exit last month, Zidane's future has been thrown into question.
There were further signs of unrest within the camp as the 45-year-old removed star-man Cristiano Ronaldo shortly after his side had taken the lead for the second time, a decision not taken well by the Portuguese star.
But despite the rumours, the former midfielder insisted his focus is simply on their next clash when they welcome Real Sociedad to the
"I'm thinking about the next game, nothing else", Zidane responded when asked about his future."