Prior to the worldwide break, Los Blancos were held to their third consecutive draw, leading them to lose their crown as kings of La Liga.
"Sergio's injury is a real pain because it means he's not with us. It is important for young players to understand that age is not important". He always gives everything out on the pitch. We can not do anything other than hope to see him return quickly. "So this week I imagine the players will have been thinking, "Train well, pay attention to the ideas and then play".
He also defended coach Zinedine Zidane against the critics regarding the recent results, and said: "The team did not play well against Eibar, but they did play well against Las Palmas and Dortmund". However, the French boss welcomed another key player in the shape of Marcelo after the Brazilian left-back took advantage of the global break to step up his recovery from a muscle strain.
"Marcelo? The good news is that he's ready". We need to go back and do what we know, so the rival doesn't have the opportunity to play well. "I wouldn't expect to stay at Real Madrid for as long as I am doing, but I feel great in this club and beating records of Raul and Di Stefano was awesome".
Madrid continued their search for goals and Ronaldo finally got in on the act 12 minutes from time, wrapping up a comprehensive victory and sending them into Tuesday's Champions League clash with Legia Warsaw in fine fettle by pulling level with Liga leaders Atletico.
Real Betis enter the fray this week looking for a return to winning ways in La Liga, with the hosts having lost their last outing 1-0 to Real Sociedad. When I was a player, I was very critical of myself and it is the same now that I am a coach. "It is going to be a complicated match against tough opposition in a hard stadium", Zidane added.
But speaking to Calciomercato, his father Paco Alarcon said: "We've opted to keep a low profile with the press and I can assure you that we are not going to consider any offer before next summer".