Published: Wed, January 09, 2019
Sports | By Johanna Francis

'We can't keep cocking up like this' - Modric bemoans Real Madrid's woes

'We can't keep cocking up like this' - Modric bemoans Real Madrid's woes

Barcelona, already seven points clear, could extend the gap over their fiercest rivals to 10 by beating Getafe later, while Atletico Madrid and Sevilla gained on the European champions too, despite playing out a 1-1 draw against each other. Antoine Griezmann's stunning free-kick earned Atletico a point at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

Ruben Pardo wrapped up a brilliant victory for La Real, who had won this fixture only once in their last 22 attempts.

The pressure is mounting on coach Santiago Solari with Madrid in fifth place behind Alaves, which moved ahead of the 33-time champion on Saturday. It's very nice to play in and we'll go out for the win from the first minute.

Isco fall outA fan favourite, Isco has been restricted to a fringe role since Solari took over from Julen Lopetegui in November.

Asked about Bale, Solari said: "These are the sort of matters we deal with internally". We can't say we did well and just didn't have luck.

However, floundering on-field results isn't the only worry inducing issue at the club, as the departure of Ronaldo coupled with the team's poor showing has left them grappling with considerably lower attendance numbers in the Bernabeu. To be frank, it was once again not a very poor showing by the Merengues but they certainly lacked the goal scoring touch despite their being a lot of creativity in the final third throughout the match. Especially because players such as Kross, Modric, Marcelo or Sergio Ramos are not in their best shape. Willian Jose went high and down the middle.

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Rulli was not needed then but he would be, many times.

The second period was frantic, with chances at both ends.

Los Blancos even finished the match with 10 men as Lucas Vazquez was red carded in the tie as Real Madrid lost their sixth game this season in the topflight. Referee Jose Munuera stood firm.

Ramos, meanwhile, called the referee's decisions "scandalous".

"You can not blame the coach, he's doing a fantastic job and it's not him failing to score goals or keep them out at the other end", said the Croatian, turning the blame on the players.

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