Solari praises out of favour Isco after Copa del Rey double

09 December, 2018, 00:11 | Author: Judy Cobb
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Sports Mole takes a look at how Real Madrid could line up for Thursday's Copa del Rey clash with Melilla.

Solari made as many as 10 changes from the team that defeated Valencia 2-0 to return to winning ways in La Liga after losing 0-3 to Eibar in their previous fixture.

Addressing a press conference after the match, the Los Blancos' coach said, "Today's game was beneficial, it allows us to see how many quality, committed players we have, they put in a solid display and showed real spark up top".

"It doesn't matter what division our opposition are playing in".

Dani Carvajal is set to start at right-back, with former Chelsea stopper Thibaut Courtois between the sticks ahead of Keylor Navas.

Llorente gives the team a different dimension, as he offers them a platform to build play from the deep, unlike Casemiro, but he also fulfills his defensive duties in helping out his full-backs and defenders during their attacking forays. We train hard so that everyone is at their best and focussed.

"I was very sorry that he missed the goal in the first half, because it would have been a great one".

"There are players in football who play well and who do so constantly, which is why they start for 10 or 12 years, but nobody has played forever because they are called X". "We need 11 players and a part of my job is to choose the ones that play". Also making his first appearance since returning from injury was Jesus Vallejo, who played alongside youngster, Javi Sanchez, at the heart of the Madrid defense.

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