Real Madrid defender Pepe believes a a spectaculara season awaits the club in the first season in charge of former Liverpool FC manager Rafa Benitez, but, only if everyone connected to club pulls in the same direction.

Real Madrid decided to sack Carlo Ancelotti from the helm of affairs after the club failed to win any trophies this season.

Former Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC manager Rafa Benitez, who was in charge of Napoli until this season, was appointed as the new manager.

Pepe believes that Real will have a “spectacular” first season under Benitez should everyone at the club pull in the same direction, despite finishing trophyless in 2014-15.

a If we all work to death in the same direction, showing team spirit, success will follow, of that I have no doubt,a he told Marca.

a We respect all our opponents, but we have a great squad with great quality. Thata s why I insist that unity is the most important thing.

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a We must be united, from all the players to the Coach, the President, the directors, and all the fans, of course.

a Ita ll be a great season, for sure, but only if we paddle together in the same direction with the commitment of fighting to the death. Thata s the key to us winning as much as possible.

The Real Madrid defender went onto add that he was looking forward to working under the former Liverpool FC boss: a Ia m looking forward to starting the season. I want to return, reconnect with my colleagues, meet Rafa Benitez and start working. Ia m very motivated because I believe wea ll have a spectacular season.a