AC Milan boss Filippo Inzaghi insists their 4-2 friendly victory over Los Blancos in Dubai on Tuesday shows they are capable of matching with the world's best.
AC Milan cruised to a win over Ancelotti’s side who have been in blistering form with a 22 match winning streak.
The Italian side sit in seventh position in the Serie A table, as they try to put their worst season [where they finished in eighth-place in 2013-14] behind them – it was their worst in 16 years.
However, Inzaghi said their recent results - a win over Napoli, a draw with Roma and their victory over Real Madrid, gives them something to build on as they hope to climb up the Serie A table at the start of 2015.
"We knew that if we didn't have the right attitude in this game we could have conceded up to five goals and that would have been a shame considering how far we have come after the games against Napoli and Roma," FourFourTwo quotes the Milan coach Inzaghi at his post-match conference.
"We played three games against Napoli, Roma and Real Madrid and we come out with two wins and a draw - this means that we can play on a par with everybody.
"Although, yes, Real Madrid are in a league of their own... but the spirit and the effort we showed was great.
"These guys had trained for only three days after a week break and it didn't look like that."
Inzaghi’s side host Sassuolo on January 6, and the former striker was quick to remind his side about their domestic duties as he would want 2015 to start on a high note.
"If we lose against Sassuolo we are going to forget about this game very soon, I can tell you," the former Juve and Milan striker continued.
"In fact, we have to forget about this game tomorrow straight away.
"Yes, we must remember this as a nice evening and we must carry with us the fact that it was good to face players who can win the Ballon d'Or every year.
"So winning this game means that we get a big boost of confidence - it's a sign that we are growing and that's the best thing of tonight."
Written by @Chukkymufc