Solari guarded in praise of Isco's effort, admits he's happy to see competition for places
- The 42-year-old boss rues missed chances while praising team's effort
- He goes on to note he's happy to see some competition for places
Having not included Isco to his first seven games as Real Madrid's new manager, the Argentine boss has finally given Spaniard a chance to shine, including the 27-year-old into a much rotated XI, an opportunity Isco was more than happy to use.
Spanish midfield man found Melilla's net with his trademark 25-yard curler and a neat finish from inside the penalty area.
"I am very happy for [Isco], for those goals, I was a bit sorry for the first that the keeper saved in the first half, which would have been a goal," Solari said at the postmatch news conference.
"I want everyone working at their best, at full commitment. Also happy for Marco Asensio who scored two nice goals, and nearly a third in the second half too. And for Vini to name him also."