Viktoria Plzen v Real Madrid: Case for Solari appointment will grow

Aubrey Yates
November 8, 2018

Dani Carvajal has described sacked Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui as the best coach he has had in his career.

Despite this, Carvajal - who worked alongside Lopetegui at both Real and Spain - has lauded the Spaniard as the best in the game, believing his demise was simply down to bad fortune.

Real Madrid took the last contest between the two, winning 2-1 thanks to goals from Karim Benzema and Marcelo.

"For me, he's the best coach that I have had", Carvajal told TVE.

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"His way of seeing football, his way of managing the group, his way of being with the players, is something that I share, it's my idea of seeing football".

The Los Blancos side now have interim boss Santiago Solari in charge and appear to have revived their spirits, ending their win-less run in their 2-0 victory over Real Valladolid last weekend.

Let the hype train roll on for Santiago Solari, who has righted the ship for Real Madird and continued his flying start as interim manager for Los Blancos with a 5-0 Champions League victory over Viktoria Plzen on Wednesday.

Things started to look more positive as his side then went on a six-match unbeaten run, including a 3-0 win over Roma in the Champions League and four further victories in La Liga. The Czech team tied CSKA Moscow on September 19, but then suffered a blowout loss to Roma on October 2, falling 5-0, before defeat at the Bernabeu.

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