MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 03: Mariano of Real Madrid (7) celebrates after scoring his team's third goal with team mates during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Deportivo Alaves at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on February 03, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Real Madrid boss Santiago Solari has praised the fighting spirit of his side, after their thrilling 3-0 win over Alaves on Sunday night.

The European champions secured the win thanks to goals from Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior, and Mariano Diaz which leaves them eight points adrift league leaders Barcelona.

And Solari is confident that his side can maintain their momentum in the upcoming run of games against Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, and Ajax.

“We are going to fight for everything. He disclosed via Football Espana.

“We will fight until the very last game of the season. Today you could see the hunger as we fought to close the gap on Atletico and we achieved that.”

Solari equally showered some accolades on youngster Vinicius, who has become a regular in the team owing to his excellent displays in recent weeks.

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Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde is confident that their recent struggles in front of goal are nothing more than a blip.

“He has done a great match, Vinicius, and was applauded from the [Santiago] Bernabeu,” Solari told a news conference.

“He is responding very well when he plays and in training.

“We are delighted with his arrival and his performances, and he always has the support of the mature players in the squad, who take care of him, love him and they advise him.”

A win in next week’s derby against Diego Simeone’s side would see Real overhaul their rivals, and move into second place in La Liga and Solari has no doubt that his side will give everything.

“Madrid never give up. We show hunger. We always go out to win.”

Up next for Madrid is the big showdown with Barcelona in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-finals on Wednesday.