Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois said his teammates had “chances to kill off the game” as he lamented his side’s 2-2 draw away to Villarreal in La Liga.
Real Madrid were forced to share the points on Thursday after conceding an 82nd-minute equaliser to Villarreal’s Santi Cazorla.Karim Benzema and Raphael Varane had cancelled out Cazorla’s fourth-minute opener in the first half before the former Arsenal playmaker headed past Courtois with eight minutes remaining.
The result ended The Club World Cup champions three-game winning streak as they slipped seven points adrift of bitter rivals and leaders Barcelona.
“We had some chances to kill off the game,” Courtois said. “We had issues at the back and that cost us a goal.
“We had the lion’s share of possession, we controlled the game in many moments and we into Villarreal’s box more than they did ours.
“Now we have to think about Sunday and really try to win it. We have trained well over the last few days and we were ready for the match.
“We started (off) badly with an error and a goal, but then we got back into it. We missed great chances in the one-on-one and that was the game finished.”