|Santiago Solari led Real Madrid to four straight victories after taking over as interim coach|
Real Madrid head coach Santiago Solari isn't an excellent fan of outward gestures, apart from his 'cojones' comments once he was initially appointed, and this is often why he now wanted out Luka Modric after the ultimate whistle.
The Croatian midfielder had been substituted with Los Blancos 1-0 up against Valencia and also the game faraway from set, a choice that clearly pissed off the 33-year-old.
For that reason, when referee Gonzalez Gonzalez blew his final whistle, the coach quickly searched for Modric .
It was Solari's method of celebrating the win as he didn't need a gap to open up with one among his key players, the same man who will receive the Ballon d'Or .
Modric is key to the team and Solari is aware of it; he needs the midfielder, aware that the team's best soccer passes through his boots.
The Argentine turned to the bench and found the Croatian for a hug and a quick dialogue within which he assured the former Tottenham man of his importance to the team, despite his substitution.
On a positive note, Modric is recovering his best form of late that is good news for
Madrid considering what proportion remains of the season.
It remains to be seen if Solari can show a lot of feeling on the bench, be it joy or disappointment; against Valencia, that restraint slipped for a second when Lucas Vazquez made sure of the win as he made it 2-0, thanks to an assist from Karim Benzema.
Perhaps given his relationship with Isco at this time, Solari knew that he had to point out intimacy with Modric , rather than have 2 players against him in the room.