Real Madrid defender Marcelo has admitted Sevilla were the better team in their shock victory over Los Blancos on Wednesday. The Andalusian side ran out 3-0 winners after a brace from Andre Silva and a strike from Wissam Ben Yedder were enough for an impressive victory.
One plus on the night for Real was the news that arch-rivals Barcelona also lost away at Leganes so did not extend their lead at the top of La Liga.
“You have to admit Sevilla were better in the first half,” Marcelo told Real Madrid club media. “We got more of the ball in the second half but they were dangerous on the counter and they deserved the victory.
“In the second half maybe if Luka’s (Luka Modric) goal had stood, the game would have been different.
“If you lose, you drop three points and that can make the difference later in the season. We tried our best and let’s see if we can avoid such errors in the future.
“We need to change things now, defeat hurts, but we have to pick ourselves up for the next game. I picked up a knock but the defeat hurts more.”