Real Madrid defender Raul Albiol has hailed the improvements they've made this season.

Albiol is delighted with the team's free-scoring form of late which has seen them establish a three-point lead at the summit after 11 games.

"We are as a team giving a better show. I think people are enjoying every game," said the Spain international.

"This year we are better and have improved in many aspects. We are heading in the right direction.

"We are more compact and stronger in defence and attack.

"The team knows that last year we lost important points and this year if we are to win the league that cannot be repeated."

Albiol put the improvement down to Jose Mourinho.

"He has given us a winning mentality and pushes us to the limit and we know we can't relax for a minute," he said.

"We know he is a great coach but very day he demonstrates that more. Hopefully this year we will get the titles we want."