Zinedine Zidane was frustrated on Sunday as Valencia held Real Madrid to a 2-2 draw at Santiago Bernabeu.
Marco Asensio was once again the hero for Madrid, opening the scoring early on and rescuing a point with a late brace after Carlos Soler and Geoffrey Kondogbia had scored for Los Che.
"With the result, we can’t be happy because we played excellently," Zidane said. "We deserved more, but you can’t always win. I’m very proud of my players and that’s the most important thing.
"We only lacked one goal. We had seven or eight clear chances and we didn’t score. That was the match, but we must continue and think about the next one."
Meanwhile, Madrid left-back Marcelo criticised Valencia’s approach to the game, and was also asked if the team struggled without suspended veterans Sergio Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo.
"The draw tastes like a defeat, we had to win, but that’s football," Marcelo said. "[Valencia] looked like a small team, wasting time.
"[Ronaldo and Ramos are] two great players and they help us a lot, but we can’t think we can only win with them."