Real Madrid coach Bernd Schuster is confident his side will soon emerge from their poor run of form.
Sunday’s 1-0 home loss to Getafe was Real’s fourth defeat in their last five matches, following reversals against Almeria and Real Betis in the league, plus Roma in the Champions League.
It was also Real’s first home league defeat in more than a year and resulted in their impregnable-looking nine point lead over Barcelona being cut to just two points.
But, Schuster is refusing to panic and is confident his side will soon be back on track.
“I’m not worried,” he said. “We have to show that we are a team as much in the good moments as the bad moments. I have no doubt that we are going to return quickly.”
Real had won 18 successive league matches at their Bernabeu home before Sunday’s derby match with Schuster’s former club Getafe. However, a freak goal from Ikechukwu Uche handed the points to the visitors. Real thought they had scored through Arjen Robben and were celebrating near the corner flag, but referee Arturo Dauden Ibanez disallowed the goal and from the resulting free-kick Getafe raced upfield to score.
“We have lost by a one-off goal, it has been strange,” added Schuster. “I have never had something like that happen to me before.
“Getafe reacted quickly and with their first shot of the game got a goal. Then it was very difficult.”
Asked about Real’s poor recent run, Schuster added: “Things have been difficult in the last few games. We are finding problems that we did not have before.
“We are wasting too many chances, although we are defending much better.
“We have dominated these games but our opponents have taken the spoils. We have to get over these difficulties. We are a team and as a team we have to get over it.
“Things have happened in these games that we don’t deserve and we are paying dearly for them.”