Ernesto Valverde, the recently sacked Barcelona boss, has taken punches at the club and tipped Real to win the league.
“I don’t think too much about what happened,” he told reporters at the Bilbao International Football Summit.
“If I have been unfairly treated, I choose to avoid it. It is about turning the page now.
“In the end, we are thinking about what has happened and why. We’re going to look forward, I don’t want to look back.
“Why did I leave? That’s not a question for me. This is a part of the job you have to accept. Would I like it to be different? Of course.”
“For me, they are different because in Rome, we didn’t finish the game well but at Liverpool, they scored the early goal we wanted to avoid,” he added.
“A goal in either game would have seen us qualify but the Champions League is very difficult to win.”
“Madrid are strong and very focused on LaLiga,” Valverde said when asked who was going to win the league at the Bilbao International Football Summit.
“I haven’t seen much football in these past weeks, the only match I’ve seen in full was Athletic Club and Barcelona in the Copa del Rey.
“I have tried to put a little distance between myself and football.
“When you are at a club you move at 200 miles per hour, then all of a sudden you stop moving, it’s always hard to see the team you have coached recently when you’re trying to build distance.”