According to an insider of Real Madrid, the Blancos boss Julen Lopetegui has to win in their coming match against Barcelona on 28th October.
After losing to Deportivo Alaves at Estadio de Mendizorroza, the Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos told in a press conference that the club were only three points off the top position in the table.
Barcelona themselves, however, are now without a win in four La Liga matches, having drawn at Mestalla, meaning Sevilla were allowed to climb to the top of the table as Madrid slipped down to fourth.
Ramos pointed out that the club has a minimal point gap with their rivals but it’s still hard keeping the fans at Santiago Bernabeu fans satisfied.
Julen Lopetegui is trying to ease the situation too, claiming that Madrid’s ‘objectives remain intact in Spain and Europe’, but an inside source at the club revealed to Goal.com that the mood is far from calm in the Blancos camp.
“We are letting La Liga slip away,” the source said, “We have to improve a lot.”
Lopetegui’s citing of statistics, injuries and misfortunes that have befallen Madrid does little to explain the goal drought and lack of victories in the last four matches. Indeed, the Spanish capital side has not failed to score in four consecutive games since 1985.
Meanwhile, the players have positioned themselves on Lopetegui’s side, publicly giving him their support. Raphael Varane said that they are ‘delighted’ with their coach, and Ramos himself said it would be ‘madness’ to give him the sack.