Casemiro believes Julen Lopetegui is not to blame for their woeful performance at the Camp Nou that culminated in a 5-1 loss.
Luis Suarez made headlines with a hat-trick with further goals from Coutinho and Vidal to complicate Lopetegui’s position at the Bernabeu.
Lopetegui is likely to pay with his job, but Brazilian Casemiro is adamant that Madrid’s underperforming players are to blame.
“Every single one of us has been disastrous tonight,” he opened up to FourFourTwo.
“We didn’t give the best image of ourselves. It’s happened too often this season. We didn’t play well enough. We can’t blame the manager. The players are fighting for everything on the pitch, but the result is different.
“The players on the pitch have the responsibility to run harder, fight harder. You have to give the maximum at this club. We are not having a very good season.
“We have to be calm. We know we are not playing at our best level. It’s going to be a tough season.
“Talking about the manager makes no sense right now. It’s the players who have been out on the pitch, we’re the ones who have lost, we’re the players who are responsible for what is happening. We’re worried about it.”