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Solari: "Real Madrid never give up, we will fight for everything"
The Real Madrid manager says he was delighted with Vinicius but did not say if he would start at the Camp Nou on Wednesday night against Barcelona.
Santiago Solari spoke to the press after Real Madrid's victory over Alavés on Sunday night.
How do you see Real Madrid's chances in LaLiga?
"We will fight for everything, always, until the end. Hopefully it will be until the end of the fixture list, which will mean we have gotten to the finals. But today there was the hunger to cut down the point difference."
There are a lot of games this February.
"You play all the time, when you start it's LaLiga and Champions...if you get to this stage, it's means you're playing everything. But these players have a lot of experience. I try to pick the very best every time. The most decisive game is the next one and we will go on like that."
Did this prepare Vinicius to play in the Camp Nou?
"I won't say my line-up. Today he played a great game, he left to an ovation, and is responding very well, when he plays in training. We are delighted with his arrival and his potential, alway with the support of the mature players. They look after him and advise him."
Do you have a chance to come back?
"Madrid never give up, we showed this hunger to reduce the lead at the top, like every week. We always come out to win regardless of statistics."
Do you see Bale on the left or the right?
"It was difficult. Alavés defended very well with a lot of seriousness and they were very professional about it, it demanded a lot from us. We tried to change to see Vinicius on the right and Gareth felt more comfortable."
Is it a problem to have Vinicis and Bale who like to play on the left?
"We have Bale, Vinicius, Mariano, Asensio, Benzema.... there is always a solution."