Alonso: Real Madrid can't slip up

The Spain international says his team have to believe they can still win the league as they sit third following two consecutive defeats

Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso feels that every La Liga fixture is now a must-win game if his side are to win the title.

Real's championship challenge has suffered two setbacks in the space of a few days, after they went down 4-3 against Barcelona in Sunday's Clasico before a 2-1 loss to Sevilla on Wednesday. 

The defeats leave them third in the table - two points off Barca and three away from leaders Atletico.

And if Real are to clinch the title, Alonso says that they cannot afford anymore slip-ups.

"The margin of error is minimal. We must win all our remaining games," he said.

"We wanted to forget [the Barcelona defeat] and come here [to Sevilla] and win but sometimes we haven't been on at our best level.

"Our last two games have been negatives and little else. We have had many chances but it wasn’t to be. We still have to believe."

Real can bounce back on Saturday at the Bernabeu when they face Rayo Vallecano.