Form rarely counts in city derbies and that was made very clear when Betis won 2-0 away against local rivals Sevilla in the Seville derby in the last 16 of the Europa League football.
The Spain goalkeeper is desperate to return to the Blancos first team, as he issued a rallying call to his team-mates ahead of their next two games - both at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The Portuguese has been criticised for starting Antonio Adan over the club captain in Saturday`s defeat, but is standing by his decision.
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