Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti delighted by 19th straight win
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has credited his side's determination after seeing them cruise to a 19th straight victory.
The European champions beat Ludogorets Razgrad 4-0 on Tuesday night to set a Spanish record and finish their Champions League Group B campaign with a 100 per cent record.
"It is not easy preparing for each game with the same levels of motivation and eagerness that these players are showing", Ancelotti told Real's official website.
"After losing to Atletico (Madrid on September 13), I couldn't have imagined stringing together 19 consecutive wins.
"I was sure that the things that weren't going well would be fixed, but not to this extent.
"It is a result we have achieved with extraordinary seriousness and an incredible amount of professionalism. I know that I have an extraordinary group of players.
"I have a very good relationship with the players. I care a lot for them and I thank them for the work they're doing as much as I can.
"We are enjoying a great moment: the players, the technical staff and the club, which has always supported us. We have to keep this run going."
Real, who are two points above Barcelona in the La Liga standings, are now five wins away from equalling the world record of 24 straight victories set by Brazilian outfit Coritiba FC in 2011.