Xabi Alonso: “We have made a step forward”

Xabi Alonso feels that Real Madrid have made a step forward this term and is eager to keep up their good run of form.

Madrid have impressed in the opening months of the 2011-12 campaign and currently sit atop the Primera Division table with 34 points from 13 games, three points ahead of Barcelona with a game in hand.

“I’m very happy because the team have taken a step forward. We are making progress and the team are playing very well. We don’t want to stop now because the season is far from over,” Alonso was quoted as saying on the club’s official website.

“We feel fine and we’re having a fantastic run. We’re earning very good results and also playing very well. We’re concerned about doing a good job. If we do, we’ll have a greater chance of winning our games.

Alonso is also fully aware that with more than half the campaign to go, there’s a lot of potential for slip-ups.

“The season is long and there will be room for many more thrills and some upsets, but we hope the latter are few.”

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