Rafa Benitez, the former Real Madrid boss has aimed lies that involve Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo after claiming that he had found it difficult to plug leaks in the Santiago Bernabeu’s dressing room.
The ex-Chelsea and Liverpool head coach has been appointed the boss of Los Blancos ahead of the 2015-2015 campaign as he replaced Carlo Ancelotti at the helm. He made a three-year contract with Real Madrid but just served 7 months of that before being sacked.
Rafa Benitez was unsuccessful in inspiring a glittering club in Madrid with the side of the pace in the race for the crown of La Liga, while supporters were largely critical of his playing style. Over 7 years down the line, the Spaniard has claimed that his downfall had been triggered by a dressing room that was highly strung that wasn’t afraid to turn to the media if things got a little tricky.
Benitez said when they arrived in Real Madrid, Ancelotti had only left, he had an excellent relationship with the players and it appeared as if they arrived with a whip. In the departure of Keylor Navas, Casillas, and the arrest of Benzema, the environment had unfavorable. There are complicated situations and if things get complicated, it is he who pays for himself.
Knowing what Cristiano Ronaldo was like, he had to be guided. The issue is that seven had to be guided, some of them do not play, and they are not happy. And then they proceed to the media for leaking it.
Two of the top personalities at Bernabeu during the short tenure of Benitez at the club were arguably Bale and Ronaldo. The pair was important to the club eventually winning 3 Champions League titles under Zinedine Zidane, the eventual successor.