Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari admitted on Thursday Los Blancos put in a “weak game” as they lost to Leganes. However, he was pleased with securing a place in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey.

The Argentinian made only four changes in his squad from their Liga victory against Real Betis on Sunday. Goalkeeper Keylor Navas, defender Raphael Varane, mid-fielder Casemiro and striker Vinicius Junior all started in the match as Real Madrid lost 0-1 to Leganes at the Estadio Municipal de Butarque.


“It was a weak game, especially in the first half,” Santiago Solari said after the match. “We got through and we gave the players who needed it their minutes. I didn’t think we were in any danger of being eliminated.”

When Solari was asked the reason behind Real Madrid’s struggle, he said: “Sometimes you try things and they don’t work, so you have to change it.”


“We lacked depth and struggled because we didn’t have a real focal point in attack. I changed things at the half time in order to improve the match,” Solari added.

Real Madrid will next take on Sevilla on Saturday in La Liga match where they sit fourth, 10 points adrift of leaders Barcelona.