Real Madrid 'lost control' against Manchester City, claims Casemiro

‘We lost control’: Real Madrid lost their intensity as they threw away lead to lose to Manchester City in Champions League, claims midfielder Casemiro 

  • Real Madrid were a goal ahead but ended up losing 2-1 to Manchester City
  • Sergio Ramos was also sent off as the hosts fell to pieces on Wednesday night 
  • Casemiro has hinted they lost their intensity during Champions League clash

Casemiro has claimed Real Madrid ‘lost control’ as they fell to pieces against Manchester City in the Champions League.

Real went ahead an hour into Wednesday night’s game but Gabriel Jesus levelled the game for City before the hosts gave away a penalty which Kevin De Bruyne converted.

To cap off the 2-1 defeat, captain Sergio Ramos was sent off for hauling down Jesus towards the end of the game.

Casemiro has claimed Real Madrid ‘lost control’ as they fell to pieces against Manchester City

Casemiro pulling back Ilkay Gundogan as Real lost the game 2-1 on Wednesday evening

It means Real will be without their captain for the second leg at the Etihad Stadium and will need two goals to advance to the quarter finals.

Brazilian midfielder Casemiro is still optimistic but believes City will provide a serious challenge, as they did at the Santiago Bernabeu. 

‘The explanation is obvious,’ he told television channel Movistar.

‘We did 75 minutes really well and then we didn’t have any intensity, we lost control of the game, we sat back and they are a great rival, they attacked twice and scored.

Sergio Ramos was shown a red card as Real fell to pieces towards the end of the game

‘There’s no excuse. At the weekend we’ve got a tough game against Barcelona. We need to start thinking about that.’

When asked about the second leg, Casemiro continued: ‘If there’s one team capable to turning this around it’s Real Madrid.

‘But I think what’s important is that we played really well for 75 minutes, against a great side, and for 15 minutes we didn’t do what we had to. And they came back to win.

‘It’s not over, but there’s a lot of work ahead.’ 

Casemiro showing his frustration as Real managed to lose their winning position

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