1. 00:00 SOUNDBITE (Spanish): Santiago Solari, Real Madrid head coach:
(About the rumours linking Jose Mourinho with a return to to Real Madrid)
"This club has, and always had, more candidates than Julia Roberts. I think that's quite normal."
2. 00:14 SOUNDBITE (Spanish): Santiago Solari, Real Madrid head coach:
(About the spirit of the players and the recent defeats to Barcelona)
"The team is very strong, these players have a lot of experience and a lot of personality. That doesn't mean they're happy about what has happened, not at all. But they can be in peace having done their best and having given 100 per cent. They have produced their best efforts and have also delivered a good job. But it wasn't enough so we can't be happy about it, of course not. We want to win every game, always, and if we don't win we're not happy. But we're playing another game tomorrow (Tuesday), that's how the calendar works. We're playing a lot of games, none of them easy, one after the other. We're ready for that."
3. 01:02 SOUNDBITE (Spanish): Santiago Solari, Real Madrid head coach:
(About Sergio Ramos' two-match ban)
"I'm sad that he won't play tomorrow's (Tuesday's) game. As you all know, he's a very important player for us, he's a leader. Anyway, we have players with enough experience and quality to replace him. Besides, Sergio's personality is engrained within the team, and he'll come with us, he'll be with us. Regarding the decision, I will not give my opinion."
4. 01:38 SOUNDBITE (Spanish): Luka Modric, Real Madrid midfielder:
"Real Madrid are always presumed dead, but Real Madrid always comes back."
5. 01:49 SOUNDBITE (Spanish): Luka Modric, Real Madrid midfielder:
(About Gareth Bale)
"He might not be going though his best period right now, but he's hungry, he works, he wants to work, and he wants the Gareth we all know to be back, to help the team during what's left of the season. I don't agree that this is the end of Gareth here, he's got a lot to give to this team and I think he will. All he needs to do is work, work and work."
6. 02:29 SOUNDBITE (Spanish): Luka Modric, Real Madrid midfielder:
(About Cristiano Ronaldo)
"The absence of Cristiano... He's a player that every team would miss. It is almost impossible to replace him. What he's done for us and for this club... Of course we miss Cristiano. When Cristiano left, the club tried to cover his role with other players, dividing his function among several forwards. And that's not easy to do. Cristiano scored 50 goals and there's nobody who scores that much. But some of our strikers needed to take a step forward, and maybe not reach 50, but at least what we're missing which is around 20 goals."
Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari and midfielder Luka Modric spoke on Monday ahead of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg match against Ajax on Tuesday.
Defending champions Real won the opening game in Amsterdam 2-1 after goals from Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio.
However, Santiago Solari's side come into this fixture off back-to-back 'El Clasico' defeats by arch rivals FC Barcelona.
'Los Blancos' (nickname - the Whites) are currently third in La Liga behind Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, which means a fourth consecutive Champions League triumph may be their best chance of further silverware this season.