Real Madrid coach Solari on hosting the Copa Libertadores final

He was sad about what happened in his homeland but honoured to have the event

 El técnico blanco se mostró orgulloso de que su feudo recibiera semejante evento deportivo pero insatisfecho por los motivos que llevaron a que se disputara en Madrid | Perform

Real Madrid coach and former Argentina player Santiago Solari spoke about the botched Copa Libertadores final and the fact the second leg will be held in Madrid on Sunday December 9.

The second leg was postponed after River fans through bricks at Boca Juniors' bus along with pepper spray, causing some players to sustain minor injuries last Saturday.

“There are contradictory sensations. It’s an honour for Madrid to host the final and Argentine football’s Clasico,” Solari explained in a press conference.

“I hope that a stadium with our history will help to put an end to such a complicated final.

“I can’t help but refer to the reasons this game has been brought here, that it has to be played an ocean away has broken a lot of hearts and it is a terrible example for children. That a small part of our society ends up ruining everything and nothing works is such a pity.”


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