Lucas Vazquez, who opened the scoring for Real Madrid in their Copa del Rey El Classico clash with Barcelona, has said the team deserved more than a draw.
Madrid played out a 1-1 draw with the Catalan giants at Camp Nou on Wednesday night.
The men in white took the lead in the sixth minute as Vazquez flicked the ball beyond Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, before Malcolm restored parity in the second half.
“It’s a bittersweet feeling the team deserved more,” Vazquez told reporters.
“I’m thrilled to have got the goal and helped the team but we lacked that little bit to go on and win it.
“I’ll take away our efforts for 90 minutes because everyone ran hard and worked with real intensity, both up front and at the back, and that’s the secret to this group. We have to keep it up.
“We’d planned a match where we’d press high up and win the ball back in their half, and we did just that, especially before half-time. Every player is extremely committed, we’re all pulling in the same direction.
“Towards the end, we had a couple of great chances to make it 1-2 but it wasn’t to be. The tie is wide open and it’ll be a hard-fought game next time out.
“We will be going all out for a win at the Bernabeu in front of our fans. All together we’ll push to seal a place in the final.”
The reverse fixture is scheduled for February 27 at Santiago Bernabeu.