With Barcelona sharing the spoils against Valencia, Real Madrid had a great chance of reducing the five point deficit at the top of the table when they faced Villarreal. But Benitez’s men could not capitalise on their rivals’ slip up and fell to a 1-0 loss. However, the more worrying factor at the club is Rafael Benitez’s relationship with his players, and the video below will clearly leave the Madrid fans in a state of disappointment.
For the past two seasons, Real Madrid have been used to the calm and composed Carlo Ancelotti. But Benitez, who is a perfectionist when it comes to tactics, is getting on the players’ nerves.
A few of the players are perhaps not liking the Spaniard’s imposing nature, and this was illustrated in the defeat at Villarreal.
Jese was brought on in the second half, and he told Gareth Bale to play at left back. Apparently, Bale thinks he’s too good to be a left-back and blithely ignored his managera s order, leaving Madrid’s formation in a state of massive confusion.