Real Madrid manager Santiago Solari was not concerned by the half-empty Santiago Bernabeu during their 3-0 win over Leganes in the Copa del Rey, claiming that “the club have hundreds of millions of fans.”
Only 44,231 people were in attendance at the Bernabeu for the Copa del Rey tie, which was their lowest attendance for a home game this season.
In fact, low crowd numbers has been a feature of Real’s season, with another small crowd seen during their 2-0 loss to Real Sociedad in La Liga recently.
Solari for his part, is not too concerned about the attendance at the stadium, believing that not everyone can go to the stadium to watch them in action.
The Santiago Bernabeu was only half full for Real Madrid’s 3-0 Copa del Rey win over Leganes, but Santiago Solari is not worried. https://t.co/IqQfVeyS3d
— Sportskeeda Football (@SK_Football) January 10, 2019
“Real Madrid have hundreds of millions of fans around the world, in all countries. Wherever you go, there is one. Not everyone can go to the Bernabeu. Real Madrid is the global brand of football. There are always people watching. We always feel encouraged,” he said, as per FourFourTwo.
“I repeat: there are hundreds of millions of Real Madrid fans around the world. We always feel accompanied,” the Argentine concluded.
Los Blancos have struggled to match their expectations this season and are currently placed fifth in La Liga with 30 points from 18 games. They will next be seen in action when they face Real Betis on Sunday, the 13th of January.