Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 1/22/13
Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira believes the Spanish champions are back on the right track after a disappointing first half to the season. Madrid lost four times in La Liga before Christmas - twice as many defeats as they suffered in the whole of last season - as they fell 18 points behind leaders Barcelona. However, since the new year Jose Mourinho's men have won four of their five league and cup matches, drawing the other. On Sunday they recorded a stunning 5-0 win over Valencia at the Mestalla to cut the gap to Barca back to 15 points following the Catalan club's defeat to Real Sociedad the previous day. Germany international Khedira told reporters today: "We had a difficult situation, we weren't doing well, and we talked about it together and saw it was going badly. "We've worked hard these past weeks and I think we're moving in the right direction. We're playing well, really tight, and I think it's going to give us future results." Madrid face Valencia again tomorrow ...
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