Getting one point when you wanted three can be disheartening especially when your rival does the needful to gain an early advantage over you.

That is the scenario Real Madrid Coach Julen Lopetegui presently finds himself as Real Madrid could only secure a 1-1 draw in Saturday’s away match to Athletic Bilbao.

Though Lopetegui is not pressing the panic button yet as he insists that he is still has absolute confidence in his players, the coach did not mince words that Saturday’s result wasn’t good for the European Champions.

"A draw for Real Madrid is never good," he said after the match. "We came for three points and we didn't get them."

Iker Muniain took the lead for Athletic Bilbao at the new San Mames on Saturday night before substitute Isco headed home in the second half to level matters.

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Isco came on for Luka Modric in the 61st minute and gave Madrid a spark going forward.

Lopetegui's captain, Sergio Ramos, agreed with his manager's assessment of the result.

"A draw is never good," Sergio Ramos told Movistar after the match. "When you try to get three points and end up with one, there are things to improve on."

With Barcelona doing the needful in their own away tie against Real Sociedad, they now have a two-point cushion at the top of the standings in the La Liga with the maximum 12 points from four games while Real Madrid have 10.



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