Real Madrid management are excited about the progress of young defender Diego Llorente.

The centre-half, 19, made a winning debut for the Castilla yesterday against Cordoba.

"He was a little nervous at the start, but he played well. He is one for the future and has made great progress this year. He was nervous in some aspects but you have to understand that there is a reason for the various categories. When a player makes his debut, he needs to adapt to perform at the top level," said Castilla coach Alberto Toril.