Madrid: Jose Mourinho was left concerned after his Real Madrid side dropped points for a second consecutive game in an uninspiring 0-0 La Liga draw at Racing Santander on Wednesday.
However, the Portuguese added that he felt more positive about the performance than Sunday's shock 1-0 defeat at Levante and urged his players to get back to winning ways at home to city neighbours Rayo Vallecano this weekend.
"We've dropped five points in two away games and that is worrisome," the former Inter Milan and Chelsea manager told a news conference.
"But it's less worrying to draw a match in which you're the only side that tries to play and win," he added.
"We've scored one goal in our last three games and we must return to normality by scoring and winning on Saturday."
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Real lacked the zip and zest that inspired them to a 6-0 win at Real Zaragoza in their opening match of the campaign, as they bid to end Barcelona's three-year grip on the Spanish title.