Sergio Ramos has bemoaned Real Madrid’s abysmal season and believes it is their worst yet.
Los Blancos sit fourth on the table, losing points yet again to Levante, playing out a 2-2 draw on Saturday.
Victory for Barcelona means Madrid will be 21 points behind and Ramos cannot understand this season.
“We will continue fighting to stay as high as possible. The Champions League and the rest of the season should serve to try to recompose the group,” he said.
“It is not normal to be at this distance. Something we have done wrong, letting out many points in games that were controlled. It has been one of our worst years.
“The team works, nobody is hiding, everyone goes to the front and when there is a complicated situation you have to be protected, be united, and it is the only way to do something worthwhile in the Champions League.”
“We are disappointed because it was a game that we had controlled in general and in the end the points escaped us,” he said.
“We had a good first half, playing well and overtaking, but on their first occasion they tied us.
“It is true that this season has happened to us several times but things improve with work. You have to keep working and not lower your arms.
“In this situation, we must be united and strong, and be positive to improve. We believe in our capacity.”