Pepe will wait as long as possible to be offered a new Real Madrid deal as he reiterated his desire to stay at the club, although he accepts the decision over his future is not in his hands.
"It's like going to any other stadium, we always want the three points".
The defender was forced off injured shortly afterwards and Atletico could have equalized only for Navas to deny Fernando Torres, who should have scored when through on goal.
"I can't say that Atletico played well".
Moments later Ronaldo couldn't believe his eyes when his fierce goal-bound effort was turned to safety by Stefan Savic's incredible headed clearance from under his own crossbar.
Pepe then opened the scoring in the 52nd minutes as he rose up to head home a free-kick from Toni Kroos, leaving Oblak with no chance from 12 yards out.
The Spain worldwide was thwarted by the outrushing Navas, but from the next big chance in the match there was to be a different outcome - Griezmann faring better by tucking into the bottom corner from similar range to snatch a point.
Griezmann was almost gifted the opener just before half-time as he intercepted Sergio Ramos's wayward crossfield pass and bore down on goal. This would be almost as controversial as the move that shook La Liga's very foundations - Luis Figo from Real Madrid to Barcelona.
"It is a draw but we've lost two points", said Zidane.
Real Madrid are heading to Bayern Munich for the opening leg of their Champions League quarterfinal on Wednesday, with El Clasico against Barcelona set for April 23.
"They have quality and they play good football".
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