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Atletico Madrid midfielder Llorente tribute to ex-Real Madrid coach Solari

Atletico Madrid midfielder Marcos Llorente has paid tribute to former Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari.

Solari was the coach that initially gave the midfielder a chance at Real Madrid, although Zinedine Zidane's return later in the season then saw him fall out of favour again.

"I have always said it and I will always say it: he put his faith in me and gave me minutes and confidence," Llorente noted.

"I think I earned all that, but he bet on me.

"I had some very good months and I'm grateful to him, because he gave me a push to get out of a bad patch and be where I am today."

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