Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira has put his side's improvement in form down to the fact that they are once again playing as a team.
Khedira also said that Jose Mourinho is the best man for the Real job and that he hopes the Portuguese stays at the club next season.
"It's difficult to say what happened," Khedira told Marca. "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.
"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."
Real have won their last six straight league games.