Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has been left impressed by the club's veteran players who have been present for their pre-season training sessions since the start.
Ancelotti, who has returned to Real Madrid hot seat, has already started preparations for next season, and he has been working with players who have already joined the squad for pre-season.
Marcelo, Dani Carvajal, Nacho, Isco and Lucas Vazquez are among the most prominent players currently with the team, and Ancelotti was full of praise for them while discussing the club's pre-season preparations.
"We have worked a lot," Ancelotti said, as quoted by Marca. "The players have done very well.
"There is a lot of quality in the youngsters and a great commitment from the veterans. I really liked the commitment of Carvajal, Nacho, Marcelo, Lucas and Isco, players who have won everything and still have the desire, enthusiasm and hunger to have a great season as we would all like [to have]."
Meanwhile, Ancelotti also spoke highly of David Alaba, who joined the club on a five-year contract this summer. "Alaba is a complete player, with a lot of quality and tactically intelligent in defence," Ancelotti said.
"I put him at centre-back in the last games [at Bayern Munich], [but] sometimes he plays in midfield for Austria [and] he can also play on the left [side of defence]. He is a complete player who is going to do very well this season."