By ESPNSTAR.com staff
Drawing 2-2 with Borussia Dortmund in their recent Champions League Group D fixture stands Real Madrid in good stead to qualify for the next round of the competition. However, the outlook to retain the La Liga trophy is not as rosy, with Jose Mourinho's men currently trailing league-leading Barcelona by eight points.
Speaking to the club's official website, Alonso stressed the importance of Los Blancos stayed united as a team during their pursuit of their Catalan rivals.
"Knowing that it’s a collective sport and that without collective unity you would never achieve the objectives you set for yourself," he stated.
"Individually, it’s being the most demanding, professional, and responsible you can to contribute your part to the collective."
Despite being a mainstay in the Real starting 11 since his move from Liverpool in 2009, the Spaniard remains unsatisfied with his contributions and intends to continue fighting for the team's cause.
"I hope my most important goal with Real Madrid is still coming. My position implies trying to be constantly connected to the game. This position doesn't allow you to disconnect, and you've got to be on top of everything that is happening on the green, both on the attack and defending," Alonso explained.
"You're the link between the defence and the attack; you've got to be a team player, helping your teammates and having a sense of the collective."
Real Madrid travel to Levante for their La Liga fixture this Sunday.