"It is a good lead but it is not definitive," he told reporters. "It's a great result against one of the big teams in the league.
"I do not know if this is the best night at Anoeta, because we have had a good season and there was the victory over Barcelona, and that in the derby, but it really has been an important win. The players have fought against a great rival with the support of the fans. It was a very nice match for the supporters of Real.
"We are now in the final sprint. The five point lead is a nice bonus, but it is not definitive. We have to keep the same attitude and concentration. We will enjoy the next two days off, but afterwards we will continue to give the same work and attitude."
Malaga are five points behind Sociedad in fifth place, while Valencia are level on points with the Andalucian club in sixth.