Real Madrid manager Santiago Solari has maintained that they will keep fighting for the LaLiga title despite their five-game winning run ending with a stunning home loss to Girona on Sunday.
Casemiro's first-half header had Madrid 1-0 up and in total control against Eusebio Sacristan's LaLiga strugglers at the Santiago Bernabeu but within 10 second-half minutes, Cristhian Stuani's penalty and Portu's header had earned Girona's first win away to Madrid and moved them four points clear of the relegation zone.
Sergio Ramos was sent off in the last minute as he tried to equalize, the Madrid captain catching a defender with a high boot when desperately attempting an overhead kick but Solari claimed that he will not prioritize cup competitions over the league despite Madrid's deficit to last season's table-toppers Barcelona and a busy fixture list.
"There's always the league. We have to get up quickly and keep going, all three competitions are still open for us. We came from a very hard journey, we paid for that effort. We tried to overcome, to be fresher with the changes, but we did not achieve it."
Defeat leaves Madrid nine points behind LaLiga leaders Barcelona, who visit the Bernabeu on March 2, four days after the second leg of the Clasico Copa del Rey semi-final.