Real Madrid manager Santiago Solari recognises the
impact of Real Madrid youngsters in the 2-0 win against
Valencia at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Saturday.
Real Madrid suffered a shocking 3-0 defeat against Eibar
in their previous La Liga game but they put behind their
lacklustre performance against AS Roma in the Champions
League and in the La Liga against Valencia.
The La Liga game saw Solari fielded some youngsters and
the players took the opportunities to showcase what they
can offer, the coach gave the likes of Sergio Reguilon,
Marcos Llorente and Federico Valverde more minutes and
their performance was a top notch against Valencia.
Solari said: I’d like us to repeat what we did in the first
half. In general, the game was good but we were really
impressive in the first 45 minutes. The second half was
different, Valencia had chances to draw level and really
piled the pressure on.
‘The younger players brought some energy, but there needs
to be a balance of that and the experience that the older
players give. Players who combine both can compete in
this squad, but we want to open the doors to those young
players who can feature in the future.
‘It gives me real satisfaction that players like Valverde,
Reguilon and Marcos Llorente are here. We’re happy as a
club because we have had players who have come up
through the system and they’re now getting minutes in the
first team,’ He told the club’s website.