Real Madrid midfielder Guti is hopeful international week won't leave them out of puff for their clash with Almeria.

"Let's hope not," said playmaker Guti.

"A lot of players left and you never know how fit they will be when they return. We have to continue counting on the football we've been playing until now and we have to make sure we win as many games at home as possible.

"Teams need to know that winning in the Bernabeu is difficult."