Santiago Solari has given his thoughts in a press conference ahead of Real Madrid's clash with Celta Vigo on Sunday.
What would victory against Vigo mean? "Three important points. It’s a very difficult game against an opponent who does many things well and we will have to be very serious and focused to bring things from there and that is what we aspire to, both me and the players. I see them with that desire to bring us the points. This is a sport that we all play, not only the players, but the coaches, the physios... everyone is committed to making this work so that we can do well.”
How important are Vinicius, Reguilón and Odriozola? Why did not they have so much game time before? "I do not know why they didn’t. There are injuries, suspensions, performance levels. The certain thing is that the minutes Odriozola and Reguilón have played have been very well and their youth has not been noticed. We all know what the Bernabéu means. They have realised the weight of the shirt, they have dealt with it well and that is a joy. The more competition there is, the better for everyone."
How are things in the dressing room? "Dressing rooms are always the same. They are full of football players and football players live for a dream, which is playing and doing their best. That essence never changes. That contact with the game and the play never changes. They want to have fun and win and for that you have to do many things.”
Do you like Bale more on the left than on the right? "I liked him everywhere, he can play on the left, up, centre forward, midfielder, and left-back. He started there and he can do it perfectly. What Bale has to do is eat up the pitch every time he plays, as he did against Viktoria Plzen.”
Isco: "We know about Isco’s quality and how special he is in his position. We all know that. He is training to push himself to the limit. It is true that he came back after a delicate operation and it is not easy to get back to one hundred percent. "
How has Isco taken not playing the last few games? "Everyone who is part of a football team knows what football is about: training as much as possible to be available. A team consists of 24 players and then 11 start the game. The role of the coach is to make the line-ups and the players have it clear. I do not know how he took it. Have you spoken with him? I guess with professionalism."
Change of players: "We are going to put all the effort into the next game. Something we never do is underestimate the opponent. You have to play all the games and in all you have to do things well and then win.”
Keylor: "Whether I have spoken or not is private. I repeat what I said. He is a man, a strong man of faith. He has behaved perfectly. He is a very loved man in the dressing room. They are a group of 24 professionals and they know very well what their work is.”