The wife of Rafael Benitez has claimed that her husband, the current Real Madrid coach, has constantly found himself cleaning up the messes of rival, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.
“The lady is a bit confused”, he said after the match that ended in a 2-2 draw.
The 55-year-old made the move to the Santiago Bernabeu – replacing Carlo Ancelotti – making it the third club he has succeeded Mourinho at having previously taken charge at Inter Milan and Chelsea.
The Colombian midfielder, brought on for just the last 10 minutes of the global Champions Cup match, stepped up to bend the ball around the Inter wall from 25 metres out, giving goalkeeper Samir Handanovic no chance. “Ask all the Inter fans what they think of me and him”.
“We’re working hard to boost our fitness levels”.
He completed a wonderful, if brief, first appearance on tour for Real with a 35-yard left-foot curling free-kick into the left-hand corner two minutes from time.
After his left-back Asier Del Horno was sent off for a “challenge” on the Barcelona star during a 2005/06 Champions League encounter, Mourinho had a question about Messi’s extra-curricular activities. But, as the Blues boss rightly pointed out, the former Liverpool manager only took the job straight after him on one occasion, and that did not end well, the Express report. “It was a good pre-season game for us, I think (for) both teams and also for the public”.
Manchester City will carry on such a mean drive of gears in Australia, as they will tackle Real Madrid with their finishing gaming of a given worldwide Champions Cup.
Great. It looks as though the long-running and always entertaining feud between Rafa Benitez and Jose Mourinho has farted back into life.
Milan went and got themselves a manager who knows how to defend, they then went and spent most of their transfer money on attacking players.
Meanwhile in China, where Real Madrid are preparing for the start of the new Liga campaign, Benitez offered a far more conservative response to Mouirnho’s latest jibe.