Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos says Los Blancos still have a chance of winning the La Liga title.
The World Cup winner, whose side drew 1-1 with Betis on Sunday, is convinced they can close the four-point gap between them and league leaders Barcelona - who have a game in hand.
"We won't give up, that would be stupid," the German told Marca.
"We've still got to play Barca and they could be dropping points at other grounds. Obviously the situation isn't ideal, but things are changing.
"If you look at our last few performances, we're playing a lot better.
"Like I said, the situation in the table isn't ideal, but we have to keep working hard and improving the way we have done in the last three matches.
"We've got to kick on and pick up as many points as possible from here on."