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Luka Modric opens up on latest Real Madrid loss

08 January 2019

"There are reasons why we are bad and you have to see what they are".

The 2-0 loss to Sociedad plunged Madrid further into crisis after they could only draw 2-2 with Villarreal on Thursday.

We will see how everything ends but Isco's exit from Madrid, save a drastic change on the bench, looks certain.

Vazquez was shown a second yellow card with Madrid trailing 1-0 in the second half before Vinicius went to ground after seeming to beat Sociedad goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli to the ball.

However, floundering on-field results isn't the only worry inducing issue at the club, as the departure of Ronaldo coupled with the team's poor showing has left them grappling with considerably lower attendance numbers in the Bernabeu.

The loss led to inevitable questions over the future of manager Santiago Solari, but he received the backing of Ballon d'Or victor Luka Modric, who said that it was up to the players to improve their performances - and to stop conceding early goals.

DF Sergio Reguilon, N/R - Youth-team graduate replaced Marcelo late on, in stark contrast to just a few years ago when then-coach Zinedine Zidane often sent on global stars like James Rodriguez or Alvaro Morata to successfully turn around games like this.

La Real's penalty was awarded after 75 seconds and converted after 150.

MF Toni Kroos, 5 - Outplayed by ex-Newcastle midfielder Merino when in his usual creative midfield role, then overrun when moved to the holding position after Casemiro was substituted.

Instead, Madrid poured forward, only to spurn a handful of chances before the break. It's not normal, it's not just one time, this has happened many times.

MF Luka Modric, 6 - Decent 20-yarder tested Rulli midway through the first half, but he wasn't able to lift his team out of their collective slumber. But what has gone wrong at Real?

Real Madrid's injury concerns worsened on Monday when they confirmed midfielder Toni Kroos has suffered a torn adductor muscle and looks set to miss most of the January schedule.

Januzaj should have wrapped it up when his shot was saved by the legs of Thibaut Courtois but Pardo did, heading in a cross from Willian Jose, who could even have made it three in injury time.

Luka Modric opens up on latest Real Madrid loss