Rueda de prensa de Solari

Solari: "This team is very strong and we want to win and go through to the next round"

NEWS | 04/03/2019 | Alberto Navarro

"We’re ready because Real Madrid are used to always competing for important things", he explained.
Santiago Solari spoke to the media in the press room at Real Madrid City to talk about the second leg of the round of 16 Champions League match between the Whites and Ajax at the Santiago Bernabéu (Tuesday, 9pm CET): "We want to win and progress to the next round. The team has a lot of character and I’m very proud of them. Tomorrow it’s the Champions League and we’ll be there".
"The team is very strong. The players have a lot of character and they are calm with their conscience because they gave everything, gave the maximum effort and did a good job. We aren’t happy when we don’t win. Tomorrow we have another game. We’re ready because the team is used to competing for important things".

Cristiano Ronaldo
"We talked a long time ago. He's the living history of this club and what it has done is in there to be seen in the trophy room. Maximum respect for him and those of us here work as hard as possible to play better and score goals".

"This club has always had more candidates than Julia Roberts, it’s quite normal".

Lack of goals
"It's a mixture of things. We have to be more clinical, have more presence. It’s part of our job and we must try to improve it. Luck is a component and it exists. We have had a lot of chances in the last matches and we have to put them away as we have done in other matches. That's the way it is and that's football".

Absence of Ramos
"I'm sorry he is not in the game. He’s a very important player for us. He's a leader. We have players with ample experience and quality to stand in. The character of Ramos is infused in the team". 

Champions League
"We have to continue competing until the end in LaLiga. We now have the Champions League and we have to go through the tie against Ajax".

"It seems to me that he is so young and a newcomer that he gives the fans so many reasons to be happy, which is good news".

Players available
"Everyone is available apart from Llorente, who has not trained".