Real Madrid manager Santiago Solari has called his players weak following their 1-0 loss to Leganes in the Copa Del Rey round of 16 clash.
Madrid’s 3-0 first-leg win ensured their 1-0 defeat at Butarque was not enough to see them exit the competition at the expense of Leganes for a second consecutive season.
Solari gave a rare start to Isco as he rejigged team, in a selection that also saw Marcelo feature on the wing in the opening 45 minutes, with Los Blancos struggling to create chances without a focal point in attack.
Solari accepted his team, who have lost two of their last four matches, were poor against Leganes, who won the second leg thanks to a first-half strike from Martin Braithwaite.
“A weak performance, above all the first half,” he told a news conference, as quoted by Goal.
“They all needed to get playing time, they got it. We got through the tie, but the performance was weak.”
“Sometimes we try things and if they do not work, we try to improve them.”
“We have lacked depth. We paid not having a specific reference in attack.”