On the aftermath of the 4-0 thrashing of Real Madrid by Barcelona on Saturday, head-coach Rafa Benitez has been backed by Real Madrid.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has called a media conference on Monday at 18.30 GMT to address the media to offer his full support to his manager.
“We have had a board meeting and analysed the sporting situation at Real Madrid. Rafa has all our support and all our confidence.”
“Rafa Benitez has all the ability and has only just started his job here. Let him keep working and he will achieve his objectives.
“The players did not lack attitude. The team played badly but we cannot question their attitude in such an important game.”
There were rumors from various media outlets that Rafa’s job at Real Madrid is at risk after the team suffered back-to-back defeats in the Spanish League.
The fans were also fuming anger after watching their side succumbed to a humiliating defeat at their home from their biggest rivals. There take turns in booing the manager and particularly their star-player Cristiano Ronaldo.
Certain fans have also called up for Floriento Perez to make his decision as they feel this team is in a disaster. The fans were also critical on Ronaldo’s attitude on the pitch.
Following the 2-3 defeat to Sevilla before the international break, Real Madrid under Rafa Benitez has now suffered two defeats in a row and conceded 7 goals in the process.
Real Madrid are now third in the Spanish League table, six point behind toppers Barcelona and two points behind the second placed Atletico Madrid.
There has been a lot of speculations regarding the unrest at Santiago Bernebeu with reports suggesting that the former Liverpool boss has lost the dressing room after almost every player has come out in public to criticize his playing style at training methods.
The real problems at Real Madrid run deep and Floriento Perez must take the responsibility. The fans were hostile towards the president on the weekend and there were constant chants for Perez to resign. His policies has left Madrid in a lurch and the way he do business in the transfer market only serve as a short term fix.
As expected, Rafa will be man who takes the blame and once again the President will look for a replacement as a short fix. In next few years, the team will be miles apart from the likes of Barcelona and Atletico.
Real Madrid has only lost two games with Rafa Benitez in charge so far, but this may be enough to take them out of the title race.