Queiroz delight at Real teamwork
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Portuguese coach reserved special words of praise for young defender Alvaro Mejia, however, who was hugely impressive on his debut for Los Merengues.
"Real Madrid are playing like a team: they are compact, are dominating games at the Bernabeu and making opposing teams feel like it is very difficult to take points here," stated the Real chief.
"Mejia was fantastic but everyone shone to a great level.
"All the players have developed their game enormously and it was a very good game for us."
Queiroz also singled out Santiago Solari for his role in a win which, albeit temporarily, moved Real back to the top of the Primera table.
The Argentine was deputising for the injured Zinedine Zidane, but his boss felt the winger's display meant that Real barely noticed the Frenchman's absence.
"Solari had a great match," he continued. "He is a player who has always demonstrated a fantastic attitude.
"At this time he is very important to us. We should be enjoying what we have rather that worrying about what we are missing."