Real Madrid believe they have time to beat Barcelona to the Primera Division title despite falling to their El Clasico rivals on Sunday to drop four points off the pace.
Victory at Camp Nou would have seen Real leapfrog Barca at the top of the standings but instead the Madrid outfit lost 2-1 after failing to capitalise on numerous goalscoring opportunities.
"We saw a Madrid side that gave everything," Real defender Sergio Ramos told his club’s official website. "We had more chances than them in the first half and we lacked that little bit of luck in front of goal that would have killed off the match.
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"It is clear that these games are like that and we knew what a great side we were up against."
Real’s Cristiano Ronaldo had cancelled out Jeremy Mathieu’s opener before Luis Suarez struck the winner to condemn Carlo Ancelotti’s side to their sixth loss of the campaign.
"In the first half we performed at a very high level, although in the second half they had a little bit more control," Ramos said. "We are sorry that we didn’t finish off the chances.
"Four points is nothing and we are going to keep fighting for La Liga."
With 10 games left to play, Ancelotti remains confident.