Álvaro Arbeloa once again started at right-back for Real Madrid against Eibar, as he did against Granada, and provided an assist for their second goal, scored by Javier Hernández.
"I think today's game was quite a complicated one, as we had a lot of the regulars missing. There were a lot of players in the side who are not regular first-teamers. We made a big effort against a very good team. It's true that in the second half we were starting to think about Tuesday's match, but we deserved to win", Arbeloa said.
The veteran full-back feels that Real Madrid are on a roll. "I think we've had four or five weeks when we've been getting better all the time. We're lucky to have the full squad available, no injuries, we're playing well and now for the most important part of the season. We are happy about the way things are going".
As for Barcelona's lead in the league, he said, "Each game can be decisive. You never know when Barcelona are going to drop points. We have to be alert and try to win each and every fixture we have left".