Valdano also took aim at Karim Benzema, convinced that Real's attack are no longer playing as a unit.
He told Onda Cero: "Madrid is still struggling. One of the problems it has is the famous anxiety, more than sloppiness, there are many players who want to win the match on their own, Isco is one of them.
"He made the effort in the last 20 or 25 minutes, and Cristiano, who looks for the goal from any situation, made a good match yesterday (against Athletic Bilbao) but did not find Benzema.
"Benzema did not look for Cristiano and Cristiano did not look for Benzema, the statistics say that they were not found once in the whole second half, they are elements that weigh when one criticises the coach."