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Solari: “The team put in a solid display with real spark up top”

NEWS | 06/12/2018

“This game has allowed us to see how many quality and committed players we have in the squad”, said the Whites' coach.
Santiago Solari discussed Real Madrid's win over Melilla (6-1) in the return leg of the Copa del Rey last-thirty-two and qualification for the next round: “Today's game was beneficial, it allows us to see how many quality, committed players we have, they put in a solid display and showed real spark up top”.

“It doesn't matter what division our opposition are playing in. They're top of their group in Segunda B. Scoring 10 goals in two games isn't easy and I'm thrilled for everyone who was involved today, the veterans and the youth-team guys who made their debuts, namely Fidalgo and Fran García. That's extremely satisfying, as is Javi Sánchez's goal, which will surely be one for him to remember forever”.

“Vinicius plays on the left and we adjust the positions accordingly. I've got no issue with them rotating if they do so in an orderly manner and do their bit defensively. I like to give the players freedom. Carvajal has played on the left more often; Odriozola less so because he's younger. We're happy to have him back playing and looking comfortable”.

We've got three very important games prior to the Club World Cup.

I am thrilled for Isco, for his two goals and it is a shame about the other one that the goalkeeper kept out. We train hard so that everyone is at their best and focussed. I'm happy for him and for Asensio too, who set up two more goals and nearly a third."

Asensio and Vinicius
"Everyone thinks they should start, otherwise they would not be here. We need eleven players and a part of my job is to choose the ones that play. I am feel content with each of the players who played, from Navas to Mariano, it is not ideal that he picked up an injury."

Club World Cup
"There's no time to think about it. We are not sure who is in. The final of the Libertadores is being played here on Sunday. We are just looking at the next game so we are still far away. There are many matches before that. There are three, two in LaLiga which are vital for us, and the other one comes in the Champions. After that we will have time to think about the Club World Cup. It's a competition that I am passionate about, I think it's brilliant."