Saturday , June 10 2023

Embarrassing! Solari's scale job at Real Madrid fully exposed by Eibar


The Argentinean battle of four successive victories ended spectacularly on Saturday, with his side suffering a humiliating loss of 3-0

It was tempting for Real Madrid fans to think that Santiago Solari's appointment would solve all the team's problems.

His resume may have not presented any previous senior level experience, but he was a club man, immersed in the club's traditions both as a player and coach.

More importantly, the audition for this job could not have gone better: four games, four wins, 15 scored goals, only two were accepted.

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However, there has never been a chance that Solari could repair Real in just three weeks.

There are long-standing issues here and they all have been exposed to Eibar's loss of 3-0, a humiliating Saturday.

Indeed, it is worth noting that Real have now recognized at least once in the last 11 matches in La Liga. This is the worst run without a clean sheet on the road in 14 years.

Even more, Eibar only scored three goals in the eight Real League matches. They matched the hour mark here.

Moreover, they could and should have added their draw, because Real was an absolute loser in the back, their incompetence being best summed up by Alvaro Odriozola caught in his possession on the edge of his house in the construction of the Second Stage of Eibar.

It would be wrong, however, to exclude the defense, as they were, collectively and individually.

Real Madrid 2018-19

Gareth Bale had the ball in the net at one time in the first half, but that half of the volleyball that was not accepted would be as good as a player who has not scored in La Liga since September 1.

Karim Benzema was revived by Solari's appointment, but he looked like his old sentiment. Indeed, he recently argued that "people do not understand what I'm doing on the ground," and it was certainly difficult to understand exactly what he offered against Eibar.

In the middle of the pitch, Toni Kroos once again struggled without the combative Casemiro next to him, Dani Ceballos's most notable conclusion made a mess of clearance leading to Eibar's opening, while Luka Modric was greatly ineffective and was rightfully replaced in the middle of the second century Isco, which once again started on the bench at Solari.

We really have to say that Modric did not show anything like a Ballon's winner or, in fact, it was not the summer.

He is not the only one who seems to suffer from fatigue after the World Cup, of course Raphael Varane has never been more vulnerable to his back.

Karim Benzema Real Madrid 2018-19

Also, if we expected Sergio Ramos to launch a strong replica on the field after a week in which he was accused of violating anti-doping rules before the 2017 Champions League final, he did not materialize.

The captain seemed stunned and confused like everyone else around him and Solari on the bench.

After reiterating Real's confidence with four direct victories against mediocre opposition (Melilla, Real Valladolid, Viktoria Plzen and Celta Vigo), Solari should have won five wins on a spin in a side that Madrid has never beaten .

In the end, however, they were fortunate to avoid a greater defeat. As a result, the honeymoon ended after his first permanent coach.

It is clear that while Solari did a great job to get the job, the hard work starts now.

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