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Solari admits Madrid didn’t play well

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Real Madrid manager Santiago Solari admitted his side failed to turn up as they lost 3-0 at Eibar on Saturday.

It was an embarrassing defeat for Solari and Real Madrid as they succumbed to a 3-0 defeat at the Ipurua Municipal Stadium.

“Many things happened. First and foremost, they had a great game and we didn’t at all. We had chances to score but failed to do so,” Solari told the club’s website.

“Then they scored in a transition from a corner and we must fix that element of our game, but the second goal really hurt us”.

“Éibar played with real heart and that was clear for all to see. They played extremely well and we couldn’t match them.

“There were details that tipped it in their favor which I don’t want to get into because that’s for us to discuss. We have to congratulate them on a quality, complete performance”.

Solari who took over from Julen Lopetegui last month refused to single out a particular player.

“Blaming or picking out individuals doesn’t get you anywhere,” he said.
“We weren’t good enough, we know we have to correct things, we didn’t perform at all well and we have to rethink a few elements.
“We came in off the back of four wins, there were positive aspects to be taken, we did some things well and we have to focus on those.
“Obviously the dressing room is not jumping for joy after a defeat. Recent games have given us reason to be optimistic and positive”.