Real Madrid got knocked down again in El Clásico this Saturday in La Liga (0-1) due to a goal scored by Ivan Rakitic. The problem wasn’t only the result and the loss of any possibility to win La Liga title, but the image given. Los Blancos were unable to create problems to the big rival and got their fourth straight defeat in La Liga against Blaugranas at Santiago Bernabéu.
Besides, Real Madrid had the impression of not being able to compete against FC Barcelona in these two games, but especially in La Liga. Valverde’s team is not the strongest Barça we’ve seen in the last years, but they win and win back Real Madrid this season. Why Los Blancos are unable to compete and win the big rivals? Of course, people would look to the bench.
Solari is not the only responsible of this new crisis and, of course, there is a problem with the squad. Actually, even Real Madrid played very well in Copa del Rey, and we have to give credit to the manager, but on Saturday there was no way to find weaknesses in the rival. Los Blancos didn’t create many chances, Barcelona had the control of the game and didn’t suffer to get another victory. Real Madrid are completely lost, they felt inferior to Barcelona and on Tuesday Ajax will visit the stadium in a very important game.
Many of the Real Madrid players are also showing a poor level these past two weeks. Sergio Ramos, Casemiro, Toni Kroos or Gareth Bale can be also pointed out as responsible for these defeats. All of them have been poor against FC Barcelona and the feelings for the future cannot be worst.
And talking about the future, Solari would have to look for a new job in summer. The club needs full refurbishment and the bench is not an exception. He has been a good solution for these months after Lopetegui’s errors but the future would need a more experienced manager. Zidane is irrepetible and Solari is not the same.