Santiago Hernán Solari appeared before the press ahead of the second leg match that Real Madrid will play tomorrow against Girona, in Montilivi (9:30 pm, beIN LaLiga).
Does making the semifinal depend on fitness, intensity or quality play?
“All 3, we have three open fronts and if we are going to fight until the end for every competition it is because every player puts intensity, effort, commitment and leaves it all on the pitch”.
Guardiola chose his three best teams of the last decade and left Madrid out
“It seems to be a deliberate omission; let’s not fight over a decade when Madrid is the best club of the century and all of history. This is also the best club of the last decade, and it is because we never underestimate any team or situation.”
Who is yours starter, Vinicius or Bale?
“The decisions are timely, each match is different.” The great news is that almost all players, with the exception of Vallejo who is already training, are with us and are available to generate healthy internal competition.”
Is Vinicius ready to maintain his starting role?
I repeat, we are happy with Vini’s performance, after having recently arrived and shown a lot. We are a wonderful team and everyone works very well, and almost everyone is back training. We choose the starting line-up on a match by match basis.”
“He’s okay, it was a scare because he received a really strong blow, he has evolved well, which is very important”.
“There is no easy match, we will play a serious match, like in LaLiga, and bring the tie home. We have to be very focused as we have been in recent matches.”
Differences in the substitutions of Isco and Marcelo
“The important thing is that there is competition and that everyone improves, making us a better more competitive team. We have a wonderful squad and we will fight on all competitions.”
You were part of the “Galacticos” squad. How do you motivate a player who has lost their position as a starter? “I insist, the role of every professional is to train to be at the highest possible level when it’s time to play.”
“He’s available, he trained well, but he’s not going to start today.”
Interest in Luka Jovic
“Sorry, I cannot answer about that.”
“We have a wonderful squad, we will fight on all fronts, as we have been doing, the team is eager to face each match and is excited about every match, as can been seen in training. Many players have returned from injury, which is the most important news of the week. ”
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“The job of a football player, no matter what club he is at, is to do his best with maximum commitment and professionalism. Then it’s possible for you to fall in love with the club where you work, that’s what happened to me in Madrid. “