The Portuguese star stressed that Real should never end up losing a meeting at 4-0 – especially against Atletico – their city rivals.
On Saturday, Atletico – defending champions of Liga – were on top of the game at the Vicente Calderon stadium when they took on Real, as in either half of the meeting, two goals where what gave Diego Simeone’s side the rights to brag this season in the league for a second occasion.
When he was evaluating what happened on the pitch, the Portuguese was well aware of what a big loss this game was for the team.
“This is a day to forget, but we are still top of the league and we know we’ll have to fight right until the end,” said Ronaldo.
“We lost today and we are angry about it but we have to stay positive for the upcoming games because we only dropped three points and we’re still first in the table.
“Nothing came off for us. We have to put this game behind us as quickly as possible because Real Madrid can’t lose 4-0 to any team.
“We lacked everything – desire, attitude. We weren’t fresh physically or mentally… but we can’t make excuses. We have to keep our heads up.
“There is still plenty to go in La Liga and we are still top.”
He also said that the team’s loss had a ranking of one of the worst suffered by his side as a player for Real, but he did suggest that the loss may have been partially due to fatigue suffered by the team after their 2-1 victory on Wednesday over Sevilla, and sportsbook software services believe that he might be right.
“Three years ago we lost 5-0 against Barcelona and they were difficult days,” added Ronaldo.
“We haven’t been able to beat Atletico in recent meetings. Things were different before but, in my opinion, we are a better team than them and we should be showing that on the pitch.
“I’m sure, in the end, we’ll win La Liga. The team are a bit tired. Some of the players have been playing a lot and there wasn’t much recovery time for those who were involved in Wednesday’s game.”