Villarreal - Real Madrid

Solari: “We had chances to win the game”

NEWS | 03/01/2019 | Alberto Navarro | PHOTOGRAPHER: Antonio Villalba

"We'll always keep fighting for LaLiga and we'll be there competing until the end", said the coach.
Solari appeared in the media room at the Estadio de la Cerámica to assess his side's draw with Villarreal: “It was a combination of two things: they pressed higher and brought more guys into attack in search of the draw, and when Bale went off we lost penetration in behind and couldn't find the space”.

“When you don't kill the game off, you run the risk of them equalising. It was there for the taking at the end of the first half with Karim's chance, then in the second as well with opportunities for Lucas and Marcelo”.

“We'll always keep fighting. We'll take the point and continue to compete. We wanted to win the game and had the chances to do so”.

When you don't kill the game off, you run the risk of them equalising.

 “Isco did well. He is an intricate part of the squad and highly respected. He had a great second half”.

“Villarreal had real strength down the right and superb pace thanks to Samu, we knew about him but he can really do some damage”.

Bale suffered a knock and we had to bring him off. Modric gave his all and he is coming back from a cold. He needed to play and we are all really pleased with his efforts out there. With the Kroos change, I brought Vinicius Jr. on for his pace to try and win it”.