Real Madrid caretaker coach Solari: This is a team of warriors

Posted Wednesday, October 31, 2018 by

Real Madrid caretaker coach Solari: This is a team of warriors

Real Madrid caretaker coach Santiago Solari has called for a show of character from the players.

Julen Lopetegui was sacked after Real's 5-1 defeat at Barcelona on Sunday left the Spanish giants ninth in La Liga.

He has been "provisionally replaced" by B-team coach Solari and the Argentine, 42, takes Real to third-tier Melilla in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday.

"The players are a bit hurt but really want to turn things around," the ex-Real winger said at a news conference.

"This is a team of champions, of warriors, players who have given a lot of things to this club.

"Certain moments are more difficult and that's when you see the character of these players."

Solari continued: "I'm going to be positive and do everything I can.

"It's a great opportunity, it's a great club, and I don't just say that now as coach of the first team. I've been at this club doing other things - I've played, I've sweated in the shirt for this club."

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