Real lost 2-1 against Juventus in the Champions League last night.
He said: “This defeat doesn’t surprise me, but the way we started the game did.
“In our last few games we have started well and I thought we would do the same in Turin.
“But Juventus were very aggressive in the opening minutes while we were very poor.
“We didn’t have the best of starts to either half and we paid the price for it. It just goes to show how difficult it is to face a team like Juventus.”
He added: “We will have to settle things at home and I think we will. We need to win in Madrid so that we can come first in the group.”