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Real Madrid coach Ancelotti happy with youngsters for Alaves thrashing

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti was delighted after their 5-0 win against Alaves.

Vini Jr (2), Arda Guler, Fede Valverde and Jude Bellingham struck on Tuesday night.

Ancelotti said: “The squad is extremely talented, with very young people and a great deal of quality. This club can mark an era in the future considering the value of the young players we have at the moment.

"It's been my best season as a coach. The team did fantastically well in the league, we won it deservedly and without a shadow of a doubt. Everyone was waiting for the slip-up, but it didn't come. We're happy and on cloud nine. But we have to keep going because we haven't played the most important match yet.

“It is a very significant statistic (a clean sheet) that rewards the collective work on a defensive level. We put things right after the only defeat in the league. This is a big part of the team's success. If you can convince the players with more quality to work when they don't have the ball, it's a very important aspect."

On Vini Jr's form, he added: “The goals he's scored with one touch mean he's improved a lot. He's also making fantastic runs and he's in a tremendous moment in his career. He's very close to another Champions League and I don't think he can do better than that."

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