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Solari: “This trophy put the finishing touch to a wonderful start and we will try to keep going”

NEWS | 22/12/2018 | Javier García (Abu Dabi)

“The more you win, the more you know how difficult it is to keep on winning. These players and this club have truly made history”, he claimed.
Solari spoke to the press at the Zayed Sports City Stadium, and he was pleased to have won the seventh Club World Cup and his first trophy as Real Madrid coach: “Being here is down to the player, they won this title. This trophy put the finishing touch to a wonderful start for me and we will try to keep going. Winning 3 Champions League titles and 3 Club World Cups will be hard to top. These players and this club have truly made history."
 
"This team and this club are used constantly winning. The more we win, the more you know how difficult it is to keep on winning titles. If you travel by plane, the more journeys you do, the more risks you run. We got to the semi-finals due to solid attack and seriousness and today it was more of the same. We played a well-rounded game and we got the win. We scored when we needed to."
 
First title as Real Madrid boss
"I am really satisfied and now we are going to make the most of it because I really wanted to win this cup. It is a brilliant tournament and it is now more beautiful than ever before. It was great fun. The next step is to take a holiday because we need it."

We played a well-rounded game and we got the win. We scored when we needed to.

"This team never gets tired of winning and gives this tournament the credit it deserves. You can’t forget the titles we’ve won and must keep them in mind. We can’t rest on our laurels, but we shouldn’t stop enjoying it because it's hard to get here".

Al Ain
"Al Ain's performance was great. They knocked out the teams from Oceania and Africa and then beat River. They put in a great performance and I congratulate them".

His career
"It is the path that all professionals take. They usually leave a humble place, begin to play and move forward. It’s a path that narrows and very few get on. You have to become a professional, reach the first division...Now, I have to be a coach. Football gives you some great moments, which also makes you suffer a lot. Football is full of daily sacrifice".
 
Do you need reinforcements?
"I don’t have to discuss that here, I'm sorry, this team deserves to enjoy this title and I brought you the trophy here so you can see it".
 
The Champions League
"The Champions League is another competition and we’ll think about it when we return to action, it’ll be a very difficult period, everyone who qualifies for the knockout stages are big sides, we’ve now got a well-deserved rest period".

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