“Everything went against us” – Solari on match with Real Sociedad

Santiago Solari
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DECEMBER 19: Santiago Solari, Manager of Real Madrid looks on during the FIFA Club World Cup semi-final match between Kashima Antlers and Real Madrid at Zayed Sports City Stadium on December 19, 2018 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

The Los Blancos’ are now 10 points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona as their poor La Liga form has continued.

Real Madrid’s coach Santiago Solari was left with anger after his side were denied a “textbook” penalty after it looked like Vinicius Jr were smacked down in the area during the Sunday’s 2-0 loss to Real Sociedad.

“Everything went against us,” Solari told Movistar as quoted by Goal.

“We did not get into the game well, we had an unfortunate move in the second minute.

“We did everything to turn it around and did not get any goal. We have had chances, but did not put them in.

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“And then there was that play that nobody understood why it didn’t end with a penalty. It seems to me like a textbook penalty.”

In his post-match news conference, the Argentinian was eager to show some understanding towards the officials, though he was confused as to why no review of the incident appeared to happen.

“We have not spoken with the referees,” he told reporters.

“There are plays that seem obvious in real time, but we believe VAR technology is there to check.

“We are all humans and make mistakes, but if you do not check to correct the mistake, it is difficult to understand.”