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1 September 2008

We Must Learn From Our Errors - Robben

Real Madrid looked on the right track to end their 17 year winless curse at the Riazor, but in their haste to do so, they allowed Deportivo to snatch the winning goal just five minutes after Ruud van Nistelrooy had equalized.
While it is just the first game of the season and only one defeat, the two goals that the Galicians scored from set-pieces highlighted just how fragile Madrid’s defence can be.
And Dutch winger Arjen Robben, who did not have the best of games himself, stressed the need to learn from their faults immediately in order to move forward.
“Deportivo scored from our mistakes. We didn’t play badly, but we must learn from our errors and we have two weeks to work on that,” he said in the post-match interview.
“This is only the first game. There’s still a long way to go in the season,” he assured.
His fellow winger, Gonzalo HiguaĆ­n, also gave the same response when asked what went wrong in the game.
“We played well in the first half, but Depor’s first goal changed everything,” the Argentine pointed out.
“But we must look ahead now. It is necessary to improve on what we did wrong so we will have a clear idea how to play against Numancia.”
The international break will give Bernd Schuster and his troops an extra week to fine-tune their game, although the German might have to make do without several key figures.
KS Leong