Real Madrid Captain, Iker Casillas, has branded his side’s performance against Real Sociedad as “horrible” and has called for changes.
The 2010 World Cup winning captain has assured fans that the team’s poor showing against La Real was not normal, showing no intention of playing down the fact that the game was a disaster.
“The team has been horrible. Winning 2-0, we can't go and lose the match like that. We have to learn from today's mistakes. This is neither the attitude nor the road that we should take,” he told Marca.
"We have to sort this out because what has happened tonight is not normal."
Real squandered a 2-0 lead to go down 4-2 by the time the match was over and experienced their first loss away to Sociedad in 10 years.
Casillas’ sentiments were followed by comments from his coach, Carlo Ancelotti. The Italian has stated that he will make several changes for his team’s next match against Atletico Madrid on September 13.
"It's not easy to evaluate this match. There were two. One that lasted 30 minutes, very very good,” Ancelotti said.
“The other hour, very bad. It's difficult to think what happened, maybe we thought that the game was in the bag.
"I'm really sorry because I don't like the team playing like that. We didn't have a good defensive system to keep hold of our two-goal advantage."
He concluded the interview by downplaying the loss of Xabi Alonso, whose presence in midfield was missed.
"It's not a problem of one player or another. The problem is that of a team that lost everything after having played a very good thirty minutes," he added.
"Something has to change and it will change."
Real Madrid have three points from their opening two games in La Liga. They are now one point behind champions, Atletico Madrid and three behind Barcelona in the early stages of this season’s title race.
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