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5 Real Madrid players who have impressed under Solari

Omene Osuya
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 21:22 IST

Solari is beginning to deliver the desired results
Solari is beginning to deliver the desired results

A quiet turnaround of sorts is happening at Real Madrid. After a less than impressive start to his stint as Los Merengues manager, Santiago Solari seems to have gotten the team back on track.

A run of 8 wins in 11 La Liga games has propelled the team back into the top three on the table. They have also qualified for the semi-final of the Copa Del Rey after dispatching Girona 6-2 over two legs. The team will renew the eternal rivalry that is El Clasico with FC Barcelona in the semi-finals.

This transformation has been carried out by a crop of players who had been absolutely unimpressive before then. So many of the players who have three-peated the UEFA Champions League had looked tired and out of ideas. This led to the dismissal of Julen Lopetegui as manager and the installation of the Argentine as manager.

Here is a look at 5 players that have been very impressive under Solari.

#5 Sergio Reguilón

Real Betis Balompie v Real Madrid CF - La Liga
The youngster has been a revelation for Real Madrid

At the beginning of the season, the La Fabrica product was not expected to play a prominent role for Real Madrid. Marcelo had been the undisputed starter for the team over the last decade and was expected to continue in the role.

Reguilón was drafted into the team by Lopetegui after substitute left-back; Theo Hernandez was sent on loan to Real Sociedad. Marcelo’s dramatic loss of form over the course of the season has meant that Solari had to take the difficult decision to drop the Brazilian.

His loss has been Reguilón’s gain. The Spaniard has visibly improved as the season has gone on, gaining confidence by the day. While not the paciest, he has been diligent in his defensive work while going forward on occasion to join the attack.

He has added solidity to the left side of Madrid’s defence and has for good measure provided two assists in the 8 La Liga games he has featured in.

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Published 04 Feb 2019, 21:07 IST
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