Solari reacts to Vinicius display in the win against Leganes

Copa Del Rey By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 10/01/2019

Real Madrid manager Santiago Solari has reacted to the sensational display of Brazilian wonder kid in the 3-0 win against Leganes in the first leg of the quarter-final clash of the Copa Del Rey at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Vinicius brought the necessary spark to the game as he powered Real Madrid to the first win this year after three games.

The Real Madrid youngster created an assist for Lucas Vazquez and got a goal for himself and Solari was hugely impressed by his display.

"He is making great strides," Solari said of the Brazilian, who scored one of the three goals.

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"He has always had the talent, but showing it at the Bernabeu shows his self-confidence and freshness.

"He brings joy and he's just 18-years old.

"The thing in football is exploding and then sustaining, but he has the things that can break defences."

Real Madrid's injury woes have carried into the new year, but Solari believes it is a normal consequence of playing at an elite level.

"It's an issue," he said.

"The competition is at the highest level and it demands you to be at your best every day.

"It's true that there are many injuries, but it's the side effect of so much competition."