Real Madrid stumbled to a 1-1 La Liga draw at Leganes on Monday, the current frustrating lead to a nightmare season for the European champions.
Zinedine Zidane's side, that are 3rd in the table and also 13 points behind leaders Barcelona, were uncreative versus regional rivals Leganes.
Madrid placed in the type of tired performance which has actually plagued their period, with Marco Asensio as well as Raphael Varane missing great first-half opportunities.
"For me as trainer, and also them as players, we need to maintain attempting to play better," Zidane said. "We can play better, and we should play much better. The initial fifty percent was not so great, the 2nd fifty percent a bit much better. Even if this could have been a bad season, we need to all provide a little bit extra."
Jonathan Silva terminated Leganes ahead in the 45th minute with their initial opportunity of the game, driving home from the side of the box.
Karim Benzema equalised at the beginning of the second fifty percent and also Marcelo saw a shot tipped away as Madrid delighted in a short period in ascendancy.
Leganes, 11th in the table, went near winning the game yet Youssef En-Nesyri had an objective correctly forbidden for offside.
Asked if Benzema annoyed by persistent talk that the Bernabeu pecking order would sign a brand-new demonstrator this summer season, Zidane said: "I do not know-- you'd need to ask him about that."
"[Benzema] is used to that, new gamers coming," Zidane stated. "Yet he has shown his individuality and that's it. He is a wonderful gamer and this year what has transformed is that he has actually scored much more goals, so I enjoy for him."
A Madrid player whose future remains uncertain is Welsh Gareth Bale, who made little impression throughout a late run as a substitute.
"[Bale] is an important player of the squad," Zidane stated. "He has actually played three of the last four games, I think. Today I wanted to make a modification, that's all. Playing 10 or 15 minutes is hard for those who come into the game, it was the same with Lucas [Vazquez]We make the adjustments to win the video game, and also we did refrain from doing that today."