It's unclear why there is such a difference in results at home and away this season, but the demands of the fans in the Bernabeu, where nothing else than a win will suffice, could be one reason and supporters have been quick to latch onto errors and boo players such as Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema.
When asked about whether Cristiano Ronaldo has hinted for a contact renewal or not, the manager said that the Portuguese global is in good shape and is most interested in scoring goals by playing more matches.
"I'm not anxious about the BBC, we will see them all soon". "It's true we dropped points in La Liga, but tomorrow we have a chance to change things". We must prove ourselves again every day - that is what I like about this job, and my players too.
"I am happy that he has renewed", he said.
Cristiano Ronaldo's wait for a first LaLiga goal of the season goes on with the Portuguese superstar squandering two excellent chances to get off the mark in the first half.
The 28-year-old is in the Wales squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Georgia in Tblisi and then the Republic of Ireland in Cardiff on Monday, 9 October. Espanyol aren't much better off, though - Javi Lopez, Oscar Duarte, and Adrien Lopez are all sidelines, and they lack the quality of depth that Madrid have to deal with those injuries. Real Madrid should be ahead after 24 seconds!
Los Blancos' poor start to the season under Zinedine Zidane has not gone unnoticed by the Spanish press, although there seems to be plenty of calm within the Madrid squad.
For all of Real Madrid's dominance in the first period, Espanyol came close to levelling in the 44th minute when the ball broke for Moreno inside the home side's penalty box, but the striker's effort rebounded off the foot of the post. Leaving Real Madrid in the shade when it comes to La Liga.
Spanish champions Real Madrid will return to action with a trip to capital rivals Getafe after the worldwide break, while Espanyol's next league match is at home to Levante.