Mijatovic: Castilla players very important to Real Madrid

Real Madrid sports chief Pedja Mijatovic insists the club's Castilla team is regarded highly.

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He told AS: "Michel has brought on the juniors dramatically. We have no hurry with these guys. We must teach them to compete and give them a general education in football, to learn the philosophy of Madrid.

"The problem with the results of the Castilla is different. It's a very young team and creative, and the Segunda B has little good football but a lot of seniority."

Mijatovic added: "I think it's a good idea for the League to look at reserve-teams like they have in other countries. In England with players such as Cesc (Fabregas), it has helped him in the transition to the first team."

The Real chief also said: "Getafe are very important for us. Crucial. They allow us to send them players who develop and come back as better pros. Could we send the Callejon brothers to Getafe? Well, we'll see ..."

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