Team analysis – Real Madrid under Rafa Benitez
There are sure tests used to gauge exactly how conservatively Benitez is plotting game-to-game – I call it the Role of Casemiro. The Brazilian has turned out to be Real Madrid’s extreme handling, lower leg snapping midfield marshal this season, utilized when Benitez wishes to stodge up the center point of the pitch. When he plays, Real Madrid is that bit more weathered. Against La Liga’s most energetic and element side Celta Vigo, Benitez called upon the Brazilian yet again, sent him at the base of Real Madrid’s midfield. Casemiro has turned into the exemplification of Real Madrid’s more cautious personality under Benitez. In any case, while he may have been fairly guilty for the absence of desire appeared in the derby draw against Atletico Madrid, Casemiro gave Real the stage to draw off a generally noteworthy win at the Baladios.
However, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale both battling through injury, just Ronaldo was available against Celta – and even he looked a little wearier and leg-overwhelming than any self-regarding Adonis ought to. As the center striker, the world’s most noteworthy clothing businessperson opened the scoring with regular aplomb, however, drained significantly as the match advanced. At this point, it’s generally acknowledged that Ronaldo hails from a different universe, yet he showed up emphatically human this weekend.
By the measure of late Real Madrid administrators, Rafa doesn’t exactly have the touchline vicinity of his ancestors. When he wasn’t drooped, sulking on the seat or jabbing his finger into the eye of Tito Vilanova, Jose Mourinho was a blasting point of convergence of anxious vitality. Carlo Ancelotti, then again, was an all the more quieting impact – communicating his actual feeling with the negligible raising of an eyebrow. Benitez doesn’t ooze the same confidence, then again. When he remains on the touchline it seems to be a reflex for his own particular concern, and that regularly shows itself in his team. Not this time, however. There was a lot of apprehensive pacing from the Real manager who wiggles with his glasses in times of distress, as the ridiculing Madrid press has taken note. Maybe he ought to request laser eye surgery for Christmas.