Published: Sun, January 13, 2019
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Real Madrid start preparations for Betis clash without Vinicius

Real Madrid start preparations for Betis clash without Vinicius

The midfielder remains on the outer of Solari's starting XI.

Solari took over at the Bernabeu when Julian Lopetegui was sacked in October following a poor run of results.

But the coach says, "Isco is doing fine, just like all of the players who are training at the moment".

He added: "We will put all the enegery possible into the game without thinking it's against Madrid or any other side". They're all experienced, have won titles and are established top-flight players.

"A footballer who comes into the first team and has been around so long has all the experience necessary to know what they have to do".

Isco has been linked with a move to Juventus, which Solari also spoke about. Failure to capture all three points will see them record their worst half a season points tally since the turn of the century. "Tomorrow at Betis we will try to cut the points to those at the top of La Liga".

Midfielders Toni Kroos of Germany, Marcos Llorente of Spain and Llorente's compatriot Marco Asensio, Welsh winger Gareth Bale, Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, as well as Spanish forward Mariano Diaz continued with their recovery process from their injuries, the club said, reports Efe news.

"The strength of Real Madrid is the togetherness [of the squad]".

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