But Maxi Gomez's headed goal in the 82nd minute ensured the match finished in a 2-2 draw and piled more pain on Zinedine Zidane's side, who had lost 3-0 to arch rivals and runaway leaders Barca in their last Liga outing. "It is how it looks from the outside - we are sad, angry and we feel like we are sinking," Brazilian defender Marcelo told reporters. "It is one of the worst situations I've experienced here," added the 29-year-old who has been with the club for over a decade. "We'll try to work hard and fight so we can win our next game but we don't like this situation at all, it's difficult because the more games you draw or lose the more pressure you are under." The last time Real were 16 points behind the Liga leaders was during Jose Mourinho's tension-filled final campaign in 2012-13, when they finished 15 points adrift of Barca.
Marcelo on Real Madrid: "We're sad and we're f**king sunk. We're trying to get out of this mess and we're working to do that, but we don't like this at all." pic.twitter.com/n9kGTSSzMy— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) January 8, 2018
"There's nothing else we can do other than keep our heads up and fight and do our best to start winning again," added Marcelo, who has won four La Liga and three Champions League titles since joining Real in 2007. "We can't do anything more, we're trying to play good football, to move the ball around and score goals but it's not coming off." Real coach Zidane usually leaps to the defence of his players after negative results but he was not in a forgiving mood on Sunday.
"F***ing sunk" - Marcelo's analysis of Real Madrid's current predicament is frightfully honest...https://t.co/sitlTHzDeM— Goal (@goal) January 8, 2018