Xabi Alonso insists the players are behind Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho declared it "impossible" after Real fell 13 points behind Barcelona.

"We can't say La Liga is over, it's our competitive gene, and we're going to keep fighting. What we want to achieve is going to be difficult," said Xabi.

He also responded about the team's relationship with Mourinho after the adverse outcomes: "We talk internally. We're professionals and we abide by what the coach says."