Santiago Solari’s last criticism against Isco Alarcon

MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 05: Santiago Solari, Manager of Real Madrid reacts during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Real Madrid and Ajax at Bernabeu on March 05, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Ahead of what could possibly be his last match as the Real Madrid manager, Santiago Solari hinted that he recriminated some players in practice.

As Argentine manager Santiago Solari is getting ready for what could possibly be his final match as the Real Madrid boss, the man gave a press conference in which he hinted at one more disagreement with Isco Alarcon.

We all know that the manager and the Spaniard haven’t gotten along since Solari took charge of the squad and they have fixed their relationship at all, the boss attempted to explain that he obviously spoke to many of the players who aren’t delivering results and everybody started thinking about Isco due to their past.

Throughout the season as Santiago has led the squad to probably its biggest failure in history, there is no doubt that he expected way more from Isco as he was considered one of the best players that Spain has produced in recent years and the man responsible of moving the strings in midfielder alongside Modric and Kroos.

But Isco started becoming a disappointment as he began falling very short during practice, a place where the Real Madrid manager has always relied on to pick his weekly starting eleven.

Isco hasn’t been producing his best football during training, which is why the boss decided to leave him on the bench so many times throughout the season.

Isco’s case is very similar to that of James Rodrigues at Bayern Munich, both players who are considered extremely talented but haven’t delivered on commitment when it comes to the day-to-day basis.

For Isco, it will be much easier to just sit and wait for what the next manager has in store for him but the club’s board of directors could actually decide to sell him to the highest bidder.

The Spaniard has a long history of not delivering to several of his manager, he only had some brief periods of brightness with coaches like Zidane or Carlo Ancelotti but nothing too great to keep him in the squad for next season.

For Solari, Isco has been the biggest disappointment but other players like Gareth Bale or Marco Asensio have fallen extremely short as well.

“The majority have delivered as expected, some have not,” said Solari via BBC Sport.

“I have told them so personally.”

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“I cannot reveal what has been said in private but I will repeat what I said on my first day here, which is that everyone here is just passing through,” he added.

“The only objective we work towards is the next game.”

“I’m always going to give the best of myself, as I have done since the first day I was here. It is an honor to coach Real Madrid.”

As we all know, Real Madrid is set to play a very important match on Sunday at Real Valladolid and manager Santiago Solari will probably manage his very last match as the club’s manager before the board decides to sack him in order to bring a new boss to the club.

The Argentine offered a press conference this Saturday ahead of the match, but he really angered the journalists who attended because he arrived an hour late to the appointment.

It appears that Solari knows perfectly that his days appear numbered at Real Madrid, the fact that he didn’t seem to care about talking to the press shows how much he knows that he is a dead man walking.

The board themselves have been very open about how worried they are that Santiago Solari needs to step down because they don’t even trust him to reach the Top Four by the end of La Liga season, another defeat at Valladolid wouldn’t be surprising but it would be even more catastrophic than it already is.

This is the ideal time for Real Madrid to accept that they need a do-over, and they need it fast before everything goes to waste.

What do you think about Santiago Solari’s attitude towards players and the press this weekend? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.


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