Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is delighted with the form of Asier Illarramendi.

The midfielder scored in the 3-0 win over Elche.

"He has improved a lot and has a lot of confidence. He also gets a lot of guidance from Xabi Alonso.

"He has improved a lot since the beginning of the season. It used to be better for him to play in Alonso's position, but in the last few games he has shown he can play alongside him, and that says a lot about him as a player," said Ancelotti.

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