REVEALED: Real Madrid midfielder happy with Lopetegui's sack

La Liga By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 09/11/2018

Real Madrid midfielder is delighted change of coach at the Santiago Bernabeu after enduring a difficult start to the campaign under Julen Lopetegui.

Real Madrid was embarrassed by a 5-1 defeat against Barcelona in the Camp Nou as Lopetegui was shown the exit door out of Bernabeu two weeks ago.

Dani Ceballos is happy with the change after Real Madrid has recorded three straight wins under the new manager Santiago Solari and the former Real Betis midfielder feels the Argentine has ‘turned things around’ at the Santiago Bernabeu.

“I didn’t expect Lopetegui to leave me out of the squad against Plzen,” the midfielder told Cadena SER.

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“ I talked to him, but it was his decision. Lopetegui had a lot of faith in me and he gave me minutes after not playing much, but I think the change of Coach has been good for us because we’ve put three wins together and I think that’s very important.

“Solari’s been very clear with me since our first encounter. We have a big squad and we all have to give something.

“After the game against Barca, we hit rock bottom and I think the change has been good for us. Mentally we were in a very bad way, but Solari has managed to turn things around.

“We’re very happy with Solari. He’s brought in some very good dynamics, but we don’t make these decisions. They’re made above us.

“Is our physical preparation better with [Antonio] Pintus? For me, that’s silly talk. Three weeks is too soon, but the team are fine physically.”

Real Madrid has gone three games without conceding a goal and in those games, they have scored 11 goals a feat that could not be attained under Lopetegui.