Liverpool FC legend Steven Gerrard in his autobiography, My Story, has labelled Xabi Alonso as the best central midfielder he has ever played alongside and branded Rafa Benitez' decision to sell Alonso as 'Stupid'.
Rafa Benitez hesitatingly praises Cristiano Ronaldo, claims that he is not the best player he has ever coached
Rafael Benitez backs Cristiano Ronaldo to end his goal drought, claims that he is delighted to have Keylor Navas between the posts at Real Madrid.
Spanish giants Real Madrid will be hoping to continue their winning momentum in La Liga when they travel to Catalonia to face Espanyol in a late afternoon kick off on Saturday.
Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez has called for fewer meaningless international games during the season after losing James Rodriguez and Danilo to injury whilst they were on international duty in the past week.
Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez was elated by his team's dismantling of Real Betis at the Santiago Bernabeu last night. Benitez reserved special praise for James and Gareth Bale, who scored two goals each and Keylor Navas, who saved a penalty.
Without a second striker in the squad, is Rafa Benitez doomed to fail at Real Madrid despite an otherwise supremely talented squad?
Gareth Bale to feature in a prominent role under Rafa Benitez who could use Cristiano Ronaldo as a striker in the coming season
As Real Madrid gear up for a new chapter under Rafa Benitez, lets analyse what can be expected from the team this season
Benitez dismisses Cristiano Ronaldo's injury concerns but how will Real Madrid cope with Benzema's absence?