Real Madrid throw weight behind Solari despite dwindling form in La Liga

Real Madrid throw weight behind Solari despite dwindling form in La Liga

- Santiago Solari has struggling with his side recently in all competitions

- Real Madrid have failed to get maximum points in their last two matches

- But Madrid have thrown their support for their Argentine tactician

The management of Spanish club Real Madrid have revealed they are in support of struggling boss Santiago Solari.

The Argentine manager was employed for sacked Julen Lopetegui in November and has won 11 matches out of 15 in charge.

Los Blancos were recently beaten by Real Sociedad at Bernabeu as well as a humiliating 3-0 defeat to Eibar and CSKA Moscow.

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Madrid have slipped ten points further behind La Liga rivals and leaders Barcelona and there have been shouts about Jose Mourinho making an earlier return.

However reports coming out from Spain reveal Solari will to continue to be manager at the club unless their season becomes a "bloodbath".

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Solari's men will come up against Leganes in the Copa del Rey and the Argentine tactician said: "We have to pay more attention in the opening minutes, it's something we all know we have to improve on.

"Leganes are a very solid, competitive team so we'll have to be aware of their speed when they counterattack us, and we'll have to make sure we take our chances in attack.

"The Copa del Rey is a fantastic trophy and we'll approach this game with the same excitement as we do every competition. We try and put all our energies into every competition, each one has its own characteristics."

New signing Brahim Diaz is expected to make his debut since making his £15million move from English champions Manchester City.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that New Real Madrid signing Brahim Diaz recalls when he was a ball-boy for Malaga during the days his present teammate Isco was star of club.

And a few years after, the Spain U-21 international will be sharing the same dressing room with his long term admirer at the Bernabeu. ( -> We have updated to serve you better.

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