UCL: Solari gives hint about Real Madrid starting XI

Champions League By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 07/11/2018

Real Madrid manager Santiago Solari has given hint on his starting line-up ahead of the match against Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Solari heaped praises on Vinicius Junior and it seems the Brazilian will get more playing time if need be.

Solari has helped Real Madrid to record two wins in two games in the Copa Del Rey and in La Liga and another win for him could work in his advantage to get his appointment as Los Blancos manager sealed on a full-time basis.

"I want Vinicius to be a fully-fledged first-team player but that process has to be given gradually," he said to reporters at his pre-match press conference.

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"He has things to learn and he is very young, very fresh, but he has things that are not normal at his age.

"When it's inevitable, a player will end up playing."

Real are favourites to win the tie in the Czech Republic, though they'll be without a few players because of injuries.

"It's always very nice to play this competition which is linked and inseparable to the history of our club," he continued.

"When the anthem plays, we all get excited.

"Regarding player recovery, the solutions and the problems of football are just one thing.”

The Argentine appointment is yet to be sealed on a permanent basis, he doesn’t know if he will continue to be in charge of the first team after the two -weeks period is given by the rules of La Liga or whether he will be back coaching Castilla.

"You can only see one link in the chain at a time," he added.

"And that's Wednesdays' match.

"I'm committed to this role for a day or a week.

"We've done things well and other things could be improved."