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Real Madrid coach Solari: Isco deserved captaincy

Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari says Isco deserved his chance in the Copa del Rey win over Melilla.

Isco started under Solari for the first time and was made captain.

"I'm very happy for Isco," he said to reporters.

"I was very sorry that he missed the goal in the first half, because it would have been a great one.

"I'm also very happy for Asensio, who scored two goals, and for Vinícius, who also grabbed one."

Although the Club World Cup is on the horizon, Solari admired that's the least of his concerns.

"There is no time to think about it and we don't know who will be in the tournament," he added.

"We'll focus on the most immediate matches, because the Club World Cup is too far away, and we have Huesca, CSKA, Rayo Vallecano...

"There will be time to think about the Club World Cup, which is a competition that I love, in due course."

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