Russia coach Fabio Capello feels Real Madrid are still adjusting to Carlo Ancelotti's methods.
Capello is the only other Italian coach to have managed Real Madrid in the club's history.
"Real still hasn't adapted to Ancelotti. There is a lot of room for development ahead. The players need to support each other more, pass the ball more... But he will get there because he has some fantastic players," Capello said.
"They play a different kind of game, a different kind of football. You have to give Ancelotti's team a bit more time to improve. The team has to play faster, more directly. They need to move the ball around more, not tiqui-taca like Barça, but with more support."