Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro has urged his teammates not to lose their heads after they slipped to seven points behind leaders Barcelona after a damaging 1-0 defeat to Real Betis.
Zinedine Zidane's men dominated the game but were unable to break the deadlock. As they poured forward in numbers towards the end of the game, Betis struck on the counter, with Antonio Sanabria heading in the winner in the 94th minute.
Casemiro calls for Madrid calm after shock Betis loss - Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro urged his team to stay ... https://t.co/eqgHbhEOUH— E-Real Madrid C.F (@e_realmadridcf) September 21, 2017
Casemiro believes his side were unfortunate to lose the game but insists they should be calm as they look to overturn Barcelona's seven point lead.
Speaking after the game, as reported by FourFourTwo, he said,
"It was bad luck. Everything we created, everything we tried, we fought. It's football. Sometimes it's unfair.
The Brazil international was unwilling to talk about Barcelona, claiming that Real Madrid have to concentrate on themselves if they are to retain their league title.
Wow crazy Real Madrid game, battering Betis but just gone 1-0 down in injury time, the title could be gone already— Darren Heard (@yardyzor) September 20, 2017
On asked about Barcelona being the league leaders, he said,