Six reasons why Solari cannot be happy at Real Madrid

This has been a season to forget


Posted Sunday, January 06, 2019 by Marca.com

Six reasons why Solari cannot be happy at Real Madrid

Santiago Solari insists Real Madrid are happy with how things are going of late, but there are a number of signs that suggest that cannot be true.

Under his guidance, Madrid have climbed from ninth to fourth in LaLiga Santander, but remain some way off league leaders Barcelona.Solari is quick to defend his work, but there are many reasons for him and Madrid fans to be unhappy with the situation.

The league position

Real Madrid are seven points off Barcelona, which is effectively eight because of the 5-1 Clasico defeat, and while Solari has won five, drawn one and lost the other of his LaLiga Santander games in charge, all his other opponents were in the bottom half, Valladolid aside.

The performances

Roma were victims in Real Madrid's best game of the season, but that 3-0 victory aside, the football is very far from the level it should be and with eight players nominated for the Ballon d'Or, things should not be as they are.

Two black marks

Solari already has Madrid's worst ever European Cup defeat against his name, as Los Blancos fell to a CSKA Moscow side who ultimately finished bottom of their Champions League group, while they were also humbled 3-0 at Ipurua against Eibar.

The plague of injuries

Since Solari took charge half of the squad has suffered muscular injuries, including Marco Asensio, Gareth Bale, Marcos Llorente, Mariano Diaz, Marcelo and Sergio Reguillon.

The Isco case

Isco has been a problem from the first moment for Solari and now, without Asensio or Bale, the Spaniard is needed.

An empty Bernabeu

One reality that Solari cannot avoid is that the fans are emptying the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, showing their displeasure with what is happening on the field.



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