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Real Valladolid coach Sergio unimpressed by Real Madrid

Real Valladolid coach Sergio unimpressed by Real Madrid

Santiago Solari will reserve excitement over Vinicius Junior despite accepting expectations will soar following his game-changing cameo in Real Madrid's win over Real Valladolid.

Solari is now the interim manager at the Bernabeu after the sacking of Julen Lopetegui following their 5-1 humbling in last week's El Clasico.

Vinicius had excited fans in the Copa del Rey against Melilla in midweek and his flair and bursts of pace injected some verve into Solari's side.

And Solari led a much-changed Madrid side to a comfortable 4-0 victory. "They are way behind in La Liga and don't look like they are going to do anything in the Champions League".

The win lifted Real Madrid provisionally from ninth place up to sixth in the standings on 17 points.

Real Madrid Castilla coach Santiago Solari enjoyed a successful start to life as interim manager of Los Blancos after a 2-0 victory against Real Valladolid yesterday.

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Despite being back to winning ways under Solari, Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos sent out a very unusual tweet after the match. Los Blancos hadn't won in five league games and were coming off the back of an embarrassing 5-1 defeat to Barcelona in their previous game, but they were eventually able to grind out what could prove to be an important win.

The France worldwide has scored seven goals in 16 matches across all competitions this season but only four of them have come in La Liga, with none since a brace against Leganes on September 1.

Madrid will now be hoping to put together a winning streak in an attempt to haul back Barca's seven-point advantage.

Goals seem to have joined Solari in arriving at Real Madrid, as six goals in two games is a positive sign for the new coach.

"I told [Vinicius he was] going on to be courageous and take people on; and not forget his defensive duties - but above all to go for it", Solari said. Today we showed all of those things.