After defeat to Valencia, Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain says the difference between the teams was visiting goalkeeper Timo Hildebrand.

"We still have four points advantage on the rest of the Liga," said the Argentine. "It was incredible what Hildebrand managed to do, it has to be one of the best games he has ever played."

Real midfielder Arjen Robben also said: "After this defeat, I leave very angry ... but this is football. We had opportunities, but it could not be. I am optimistic because there are four points advantage. It is important to go game by game, that is the key, to focus on ourselves.

"As for me, I well physically because I have worked hard to recover."