Thursday , October 21 2021

Embarrassing! The scale of Solari's work at Real Madrid was fully exposed by Eibar


The Argentine run of four straight wins ended spectacularly on Saturday, with his team suffering an embarrassing 3-0 loss

It is tempting for Real Madrid fans to believe that Santiago Solari's appointment will solve all team problems.

His resume might not show the top level experience before but he is a club man, deepening the club's traditions, both as a player and coach.

More importantly, his audition for the job couldn't be better: four matches, four wins, 15 goals scored, only two conceded.

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However, it was never possible that Solari would be able to repair Real in just three weeks.

There was an old problem here and everything was exhibited in a humiliating 3-0 defeat on Saturday to Eibar.

Indeed, it should be noted that Real have now conceded at least once in their last 11 away matches in La Liga. It was their worst run without clean sheets on the road in 14 years.

Even more burdensome, Eibar only scored three goals in eight previous League meetings with Real. They have matched the calculation with the hour mark here.

What's more, they could and probably should have added to their appeal, because Real were truly in shambles behind, with their inadequacy best concluded by Alvaro Odriozola who was caught in possession on the edge of his own box in preparation for Eibar's second killer goal.

It would be wrong, to distinguish defenses, bad like them, collectively and individually.

Real Madrid 2018-19

Gareth Bale had the ball on goal at one point during the first half but the disallowed half-volley will be as good as he can for players who have not scored in La Liga since September 1.

Karim Benzema has been revived by Solari's appointment but he looks like an old clumsy self here. Indeed, he recently argued that "people do not understand what I am doing in the field" and it is certainly difficult to understand what he actually offers to Eibar.

In midfield, Toni Kroos once again struggled without the conflicting Casemiro beside him, Dani Ceballos's most important conclusion was to make a mess of permission leading to Eibar's opener, while Luka Modric was very ineffective and was completely replaced midway through the second half by Isco, who once again start on the bench under Solari.

It really must be said that Modric doesn't look like a Ballon winner or Or, and actually, hasn't been since summer.

He is not the only one who looks like he suffered from post-World Cup fatigue, of course, because Raphael Varane has never looked more vulnerable behind.

Karim Benzema Real Madrid 2018-19

Also, if we expect Sergio Ramos to hit a hard blow on the field after a week in which he is accused of violating anti-doping rules before the 2017 Champions League final, that doesn't materialize.

The captain looked confused and confused like everyone else around him, and Solari was on the bench.

After recovering Real's confidence with four consecutive wins against mediocre opposition, Solari is expected to make five wins in a round against a team Madrid have never been through.

In the end, they were lucky to escape a worse beating. As a result, the honeymoon period ends after his first match as a permanent coach.

Solari did very well to get the job. But hard work starts now.

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