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Solari says Madrid can fix mistakes

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Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Eibar v Real Madrid - Ipurua, Eibar, Spain - November 24, 2018 Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari gestures REUTERS/Vincent West

MADRID (Reuters) – Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari says his team can fix their problems after a 3-0 humiliation at Eibar on Saturday in La Liga.

The Argentine won four matches as interim coach but suffered a painful defeat at Ipurua in his first game since taking charge permanently this month.

Gonzalo Escalante, Sergi Enrich and Kike Garcia piled misery on Madrid, who are sixth, in an anaemic display in the Basque country.

“It’s a tough result that we didn’t expect and we have to work to improve and adjust certain things that we didn’t do well, but they are remediable,” Solari told a news conference.

“We were not good and that’s on us, we have to work to correct the mistakes. They were good, it went for them and we have to congratulate Eibar.”

Madrid’s defence was fragile and if it had not been for a string of good saves by goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois the thrashing could have been more severe for the European champions.

“We will try to let in fewer goals and score more, that’s our job and we have been doing that in the last few games.

“I don’t know (if this was the worst performance of the season) but the worst of the last five games, certainly.”

Eibar striker Enrich was delighted with the triumph. “Real Madrid have lost few games against opponents like us,” said Enrich.

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