Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo did not exactly have the best coach-player relationship with former Real boss Rafael Benitez, and he is back to talk about his experience with the present Newcastle United manager.
Rafael Benitez was appointed as Real Madrid’s coach following the sacking of soon-to-be Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelloti and was fired only after seven months of handling the Los Blancos because of the unsatisfying results of the club’s standings and also reportedly because of his issues with the players.
One of these players is 3-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, who just recently described during his press conference ahead of the UCL finals on Saturday his relationship with Benitez as different from all of the other coaches that Real has appointed.
Ronaldo added that he did not see things the way Benitez did, and that “There are some things, you cannot have a free debate about with other people, especially if you believe in something completely different.”
He has also said that there are things you can’t learn from the coaches, and it’s just either you have these things or you don’t.
Ronaldo was reportedly annoyed during the early days of Benitez’ stay at Real Madrid when the coach told some of his staff to give Ronaldo an assignment to look at materials that could improve his free kicks.
Ronaldo responded by declining the assignment and telling the staff to go and tell Benitez that he will send him a USB drive full of his goals for Benitez to study.
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