Real Madrid have been brilliant this season.
The Los Blancos are currently two points behind Barcelona in the La Liga table.
Their shock 3-2 defeat at the hands of Rayo Vallecano compromised their position in the league table.
This was Real Madrid’s first defeat of the season and manager Carlo Ancelotti was asked if the World Cup break came at a good time for his squad.
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Ancelotti said: “The break is well-received because there is no alternative.”
“We had a good start to the season, then we arrived at the end a bit tight, but we achieved our targets, we did enough, we got to 35 points.”
“There are many more games than last season, taking into account that we have been missing the Ballon d’Or [Karim Benzema], the forward who scored 50 goals last season, it’s true that we got to the end a little bit tired.”