Santiago Solari enjoyed Real Madrid’s ‘seriousness & desire’

Santiago Solari says he enjoyed the ‘seriousness and desire’ Real Madrid showed during their 5-0 win at Viktoria Plzen on Wednesday.

“I couldn’t ask for much more,” remarked the caretaker after the game.

“The team did what they had to do. They scored some spectacular goals and we were very serious in our approach.

“We did many things well, but above all I’ll take the seriousness we played with and our desire to score.

“You can score so many goals when your players have the quality ours do. Courtois instead of Keylor was a decision I made.

“However, I have to say that Keylor is a gentleman and he has all my admiration as a player and respect as a man.

“If you win 5-0 there will be applause, but every match is different. We must keep working with humility, sacrifice and ambition to score, before thinking about the next game.

“The players are the ones who won the game. They’re the ones who deserved the win.”

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