Santiago Solari admits Real Madrid ‘must do more to bring fans back’

Real Madrid Coach Santiago Solari admitted his team must do more to bring the club’s fans to matches following Sunday’s 2-0 defeat against Real Sociedad.

A season-low crowd of just 53,412 watched Los Blancos stumble at home to the Basque outfit and Solari’s men now sit ten points from the summit of La Liga.

“We must try to ensure they return to the stadium in future games,” Solari confessed to reporters, in quotes carried by Diario AS.

“We know that our situation in this moment is not what we want it to be, we have dropped too many points and are not in a position where we are capable of reaching.

“Our objective is to win every game and we thought we could in this too, even when we were reduced to ten men, but unfortunately we could not score from a number of good opportunities.

“We played well in the first half but could not maintain this level and things just did not go right for us, including the officiating decisions.

“It seemed like a clear penalty for the challenge on Vinicius, who coincidentally enjoyed a really strong game for us, he was the one positive from our point of view.

“We do not want to talk about referees but we are confused as to why VAR was not used for an incident like that.”

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