Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro has come out in defence of under-fire manager Santiago Solari.
The Argentine has come under scrutiny for Madrid’s underwhelming performances in the last few weeks and his poor man-management, especially in outcast Isco’s case.
Los Blancos were recently eliminated out of the Copa del Rey faced two defeats in the league to virtually knock them out of the race. The pressure on the manager has been immense ever since.
Casemiro defended his coach and stated that Solari had a good relationship with all the players, just like Zinedine Zidane did.
“It would be unfair to single out one coach,” he responded to the Brazilian TV channel Esporte Interativo, as cited by Marca.
“[Jose] Mourinho, Ancelotti, Zidane, Rafa Benitez… Each one had their own important characteristics.
“With Zidane he had a lot of relationships with the players, a father-son relationship. Like a friend.
“Solari does the same, he is being fair to everyone.”
Casemiro is aware that Madrid are not in the best place right now but showed optimism for a reversal in fortunes.
“It’s normal for a team to have low moments,” he added. “We’re growing now.
“Now comes the most important thing [the Champions League].”
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