Sami Khedira cannot explain Real Madrid’s difficulties this term, but has enthused at seeing them back together as a team.
Los Blancos have put aside a poor start to the League season, hampered by continued reports of disharmony behind the scenes, to win seven on the bounce ahead of the international break.
Whilst on duty with Germany, midfielder Khedira spoke to Marca on the turnaround in form, which has included two wins over Barcelona and eliminating Manchester United from the Champions League.
“We've put aside our little egocentricities,” commented Khedira this week.
“It’s difficult to say what happened. We started really badly, very slowly.
“However, at the beginning of this year we started remembering what we're good at, playing like a true team and not hanging our heads when we concede goals.
“If you aren’t a team you can't beat Barcelona in two consecutive games and knock Manchester United out of the Champions League. Now I can say that Real Madrid is a real team once again.”
Rumours continue to link Coach Jose Mourinho with a summer departure.
“I’m really happy as one of Mourinho’s players and I feel very much at home at Real Madrid. Mourinho was a great choice by Real Madrid, fantastic for the club.
“He’s an outstanding Coach and a great person. If it were my decision, Mou would stay. I want him to stay.”
Focus this term has switched to the Cup competitions for Madrid and in particular winning a 10th European Cup.
“We all really want to win it. Real Madrid–Barca is the biggest game in the world and everyone would be pleased if that were the final at Wembley.”