Solari: “We put in a very serious performance”

"The young players are involved and it's good news for the club that they’re up to it", said the coach.
Real Madrid coach, Santiago Solari, spoke in the press room at the Villamarín after the 2-1 away win against Betis: "We are who we are, and we put in a very serious performance, I want to focus on that. The important thing is the three points as we continue to try and cut the lead at the top. We’re all part of the team and the team is made up of those who play and those who don’t. In no way is there anything personal with anyone. The squad is what it is, and everyone can play".
"We must value the contribution of the young players who’re involved, it’s not easy for the likes of Brahim, Valverde, Reguilón, Vinicius...They’re very young players and it’s good news for the club that they are up to the task".

Using three centre backs
"These are specific decisions made for specific moments. We have a lot of issues, a lot of injuries in attack and these are alternatives that can help win the game".

"He has a fracture, we’re lucky it’s his hand. Benzema’s real power is in his feet".
"He has that team’s colours across his heart so it’s normal that emotions run high. That's the magic of football. It is typical, the former player always haunts his old club and this time it went in our favour".