Real Madrid defender Raul Albiol denies the players were going through the motions with the Liga now lost.

Albiol featured in their 0-0 draw at Osasuna.

Asked about Kaka's dismissal, he said: "We are getting people sent-off for fairly basic things. Today's could have been avoided, it was a bit harsh. Hopefully in the next matches, which are important, we will get to the end with eleven."

When asked if the team has motivation problems he was clear: "We are not lacking motivation, we get it just because we play for Real Madrid and we are have to go out to win wherever we are playing."