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Carlo Ancelotti: "Isco proved he can play in that position"

Ancelotti was clearly happy during and after the game, after such a solid performance by his men. He was especially happy with Isco, who keeps showing he's more than capable of being a starter in different positions.

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After the 0-4 win against Eibar, Carlo Ancelotti spoke to the media, and started by talking about what he valued the most from this performance:

We played well the entire game. We were very focused on every aspect of the game. I also value the amount of good, quality work by the entire team.

A lot of people were expecting Sami Khedira to start, but Ancelotti went with Isco instead. People wondered if there was a problem with the German player:

No, he didn't have any issues, but he was a bit tired after playing two international games and coming out of an injury. I chose Isco instead, who was fine and recovered well after the international break.

Isco had another good game, even though he played in a new position for him. Ancelotti praised him for his performance both offensively and defensively:

He played a great game. He was well positioned on defence and was just as good offensively. He proved he can play in this position without a problem.

On when the Italian coach thinks Real Madrid's amazing streak will come to an end:

A loss will come, of course, but our goal is to keep this streak alive. The players are motivated and they're doing a great job, but it's a very long season. We just need this kind of attitude all-year long.

On Eibar's performance:

They played their game. They played the way they have done the last few games. They're used to fight, they're well organised defensively. They tried to play the counter, but Real Madrid was good on every aspect of the game: offense, defence, set-pieces. We're a very focused team right now.

Finally, he shared his overall thoughts of playing against a team like Eibar:

It was a party for this town. We're happy after the win. People were waiting for this game. There were lots of fans against us, but that's good because they were very respectful.

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