Real's defeat left them trailing the Liga leaders by seven points.
“What is important for us, however, is to keep working without worrying about what others are doing. There is seventeen games remaining, and Madrid’s slip at Pamplona should serve as an alert to us.”
The defender also stood up for France teammate Karim Benzema, the Real striker.
Abidal added: “He is a player who has many qualities and is working hard. He is a major player for Real Madrid, and I think that he is very focused.”