Borja Mayoral: "Solari is very similar to Zidane"
The Real Madrid forward, currently on loan at Levante, spoke to AS about his current situation and his aspirations of making it in the Madrid first team.
Real Madrid forward Borja Mayoral, currently on loan at Levante, spoke to AS about his aspirations of making it in the Madrid first team, as well as new Madrid boss Santiago Solari.
How have your first few months at Levante been?
"Great. I've been made to feel unbelievably welcome. It's a family-based club and I feel at home. We're also getting results."
Do you still hope to be successful at Madrid?
"Yes, definitely. I'd love to do well at Madrid and with the national team, but I know it's too soon for that and I have to focus on my current club, Levante."
You played under Solari in the Youth League. What's he like?
"Very good. He's really close to the players; very similar to Zidane. He's very good at managing the squad, which is something Madrid always demand. I'm happy for him and pleased the club has put its faith in him."
Solari also said you would make it at the Bernabéu. Do you remember?
"Yeah, I remember. He said it after a Youth League game. The fact that the current Real Madrid coach said that about me makes me feel proud and gives me confidence."