Liga BBVA – Almeria 1-4 Real Madrid

Since 16 September, Real Madrid has recorded 12 wins in La Liga, 6 in the Champions League and 2 in the Copa del Rey, scoring 74 goals (almost four per game) and conceding just 10… just impressive from the team coached by Carlo Ancelotti – in his own words:

“It wasn’t smooth sailing (about the game). They put a lot of pressure on us but our quality came through and we were able to win”.

“They fought hard and pressured a lot. We had difficulty keeping possession, we missed passes, but we were calm enough to win. It was difficult because they played with real hope and heart. The entire team suffered but in the end, the two goals decided the match”.

The penalty save
“The penalty save was a decisive moment and everything got easier after that”.

The Club World Cup
“We finished the year well in the league and now it is time to concentrate on the Club World Cup, we have to win it. If I had to give the team a grade, they would get a very high mark. We aim to win every competition we play in. There is a good atmosphere and we will go out there to win”.

Squad strengthening
“I will see what condition Modric and James are in after Christmas, they are recovering very well. It is possible that we will not need to bring in any players”.