Real Madrid have prepared for their clash with Ajax with intensive work on and off the pitch in the last couple of days.
Santiago Solari has gone through tactics meticulously, ingraining the game plan and attacking and defensive movements into his players.
Away from the pitch, the dressing room has come together to talk about what they need to do to regain the form they were showing towards the end of January.
Sergio Ramos, whether he’s playing or not, was the head of these discussions and is continuing to lead by example.
The players are facing a similar situation to the one they faced in January after a disappointing draw against Villarreal and a defeat to Real Sociedad.
Two losses against Barcelona in the last week have dented morale but the squad are determined to return to the excitement and confidence they had at the start of February.
It’s only three weeks since they went to both Atletico Madrid and Ajax and won, so Solari is looking to repeat those kinds of performances.
Ramos has insisted on team unity in recent days after recent turbulence within the dressing room surrounding Gareth Bale.
Those in the coaching and playing staff at Madrid know the importance of the Champions League to their season and are trying their best to rectify some of their reputation.