The pair face-off today in the Madrid derby.
Solari said, "Comparisons are pointless. I respect and admire Cholo.
"We were teammates for the national side and he was my coach at San Lorenzo. It's been a wonderful experience for me to share things with him on a professional level, he's got so much to offer. Tomorrow will be a brilliant game, that's all we're concerned with. We'll have to put all our energy into it to compete, we're two teams who love to compete."