"Right now that (his position) is the last thing that I'm thinking about", Lopetegui told reporters. We all need to try and remain calm. The ball is not going in.
"This team believes in what they are doing and I'm super proud of them".
"We expect a hard match against a team that have improved in all aspects and has won their last two matches".
Madrid have now gone five games without a victory and when Marcelo gave them hope of a comeback at the Santiago Bernabeu, they had gone 481 minutes of normal time without a goal too.
Lopetegui surprised many when he made a decision to start Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema on the bench, a move which would backfire for the Spaniard.
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Lopetegui started with Mariano Diaz and Lucas Vazquez in the attack, with Bale and Benzema entering the match in the second half but not being able to help much.
The result left Madrid fifth and in danger of dropping further down by the end of the weekend's round.
Lopetegui is feeling the heat after four games without a win in all competitions in which his side have failed to score - their longest run without a goal since 1985.
Messi was taken to a clinic for tests, but the injury couldn't have come at a worse time as Barcelona plays Inter Milan in the Champions League on Wednesday and then hosts Real Madrid in the clasico on Sunday.
It's unfamiliar territory for Real Madrid at the moment as the Los Blancos under manager Julen Lopetegui. While one could still argue about the Atletico outing to an extent due to the ample number of chances that Diego Simeone's side had, Madrid should have won against CSKA and Levante.