Real Madrid ace Cristiano Ronaldo says the players are to blame for their derby defeat to Atletico Madrid.Diego Costa grabbed the only goal of the game.

"It wasn't our day. We weren't on. The manager has nothing to do with it. He is doing a great job. The fault is on the players, we are the ones that have to improve," said Ronaldo.

"We have to keep our heads up because the league is complicated. The good thing is that this loss has come early. I have a lot of hope for winning something important this year. I played poorly and so did my teammates.

"Personally I am happy with Ancelotti, he is one of the best coaches I have ever had."

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