Dani Carvajal: Julen Lopetegui is the best coach I’ve ever had

Annette Crawford
November 7, 2018

Solari's Real Madrid are preparing to go against Plzen in a Champions League group clash on Thursday.

Santiago Solari has won both of his games as Real Madrid manager since taking over from Julen Lopetegui.

"He's very young and has his whole future ahead".

At the pre-game news conference at the Struncovy Sady Stadion, the Los Blancos coach called for caution about putting too much pressure on the kid's shoulders, while saying nobody could hold a player back when his performances showed he was ready for the top level.

Let us take a look at the possible Real Madrid line-up which will try to grab a win against Viktoria Plzen. He has a lot of things to learn, of course, but he also knows things you can't teach. "He has great potential for the age he has, his football transmits joy".

At present, Solari still doesn't know if he will be in charge after the global break, or whether he will be back coaching Castilla.


It remains to be seen whether Solari will maintain the policy set by his predecessor Julen Lopetegui.

"It's one step at a time", he said on Tuesday.

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

Madrid travel to Celta Vigo on Saturday in La Liga, after which, the club will have to make a decision.

Real Madrid have two of the world's few best goalkeepers and choosing only one is a headache for every manager. "Solari comes from within this house, and has started well". The other 19 first team players are available to him, while Castilla player Javi Sanchez has also been included in the 20 man squad which has travelled. "Unfortunately he hasn't had that smidge of luck with us", said Carvajal, who has played under the likes of Carlo Ancelotti, Zinedine Zidane, Vicente del Bosque, Luis Enrique and Rafael Benitez. The Czechs are not in particularly good form, winning only two games from their last five outings (D1 L2).

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