Varane: Real Madrid has a collective problem

Eibar ran out 3-0 winners against Real Madrid and Raphael Varane believes the European champion has big issues to address.

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane   -  Getty Images

Raphael Varane declared Real Madrid has a "collective problem" after its 3-0 humbling at Eibar in LaLiga.

Gonzalo Escalante's scrambled first-half effort opened up an advantage that Jose Luis Mendilibar's men drove home emphatically after the break through two more goals from Sergi Enrich and Kike Garcia. It amounted to a far from ideal first outing for Santiago Solari as Madrid's permanent head coach.

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But France centre-back Varane suggested the problems that led to Julen Lopetegui's sacking after four months in the job run deeper.

"Eibar played their game, hit it long, and won the second balls," he told beIN LaLiga.

"We could not find any solutions. We tried to play but were uncomfortable, all of us. We couldn't find our play."

"It's a collective problem, now we have to be united and give our best in the next game. We have to improve."

Madrid sits sixth in LaLiga, only two points above Eibar, and could tumble to ninth by the end of the weekend if results go against it.

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