Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari demands more of his players. The 42-year-old Spaniard is irritated especially with the lack of sharpness in the opening stages of the match.
“We really need to pay more and more attention in the first minutes of the match. Everyone here should be sharper on,” said Solari Tuesday in the run-up to the heenwedstrijd on a visit to Leganes in the eighth finals of the Copa del Rey.
“Leganes has a solid team. We must be on our guard and our seizing opportunities in the attack. Then I have all the confidence that we have a good result to achieve.”
Real Madrid came last Sunday in the league game in their own home against Real Sociedad after just three minutes on a 0-1-deficit, and that was last week, with Villarreal also already the case.
The ‘Royal’ ran to two times loss of points (0-2 against Real Sociedad and 2-2 against Villarreal) and saw behind leader FC Barcelona for up to ten points.
Ramos pointed a finger at VAR
Captain Sergio Ramos be after the defeat against Real Sociedad with the finger to the videoscheidsrechter (VAR), because he felt that Real Madrid had the right to multiple penalties.
“I’ve always defended, but this needs to be improved. What I have seen is outrageous”, he put his opinion, are not under the chairs or benches.
Solari wanted to Tuesday is not so far to go, but he gave, however, to know that the VAR what it regards some teething problems and that that there as soon as possible must be achieved.
“We do not complain about the VAR. We have the right to defend ourselves. The technology is not the problem, but the rules surrounding it and that need to be clarified”, he said.
“As a spectator, being I sometimes have no idea how it works. That means that there is plenty of room for improvement, but that will ongewtijfeld a matter of time.”
Solari not planning a lot of players to spare
Solari is not going to be against Leganes many players to spare. He wants to take use to rely on to do with the eye on the league and the diptych with Ajax in the eighth finals of the Champions League.
“The Copa del Rey is a very important tournament for us. We approach it in the same way as the league and the Champions League. At Real Madrid, we want to win every match.”
Real Madrid won at the end of last year for the third time in a row and for the fourth time in five years, the world CHAMPIONSHIP for clubs. The Spaniards were in the final with 4-1 far too strong for Al Ain from the United Arab Emirates.
Solari is only recently that the responsible person at Real Madrid. He was, at that time, already after a few months dismissed Spaniard Julen Lopetegui.
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