Rafa was lambasted by those so-called expert football pundits for his tactics last Saturday in the 2-1 defeat to Chelsea.
And since he’s famous and been very successful in his football management career, Rafa must expect to get criticized – and we’re sure he does; it comes with the territory.
But we wonder if it’s a little frustrating to him getting criticized by people who don’t know half as much about football as Rafa does.
Rafa Benitez – good points about pundits
He points out a truism – that he always has his team well organized and each player knows exactly what they need to do in games.
This is what Rafa has said after the 2-1 defeat on Saturday at home to Chelsea:
“I like to play with five strikers if I can.”
“Again I will say, in all my life, we have had teams organized playing attacking football.”
“That’s because attacking football means scoring more goals than the others and we used to score a lot of goals.”
“When a team is organized, it seems that it is defensive.”
“I like to be organized because we are strong and in the big picture, we are better.”
“Now again I will say, I was watching yesterday teams playing 5-4-1, 4-5-1 and it seems that they are great tacticians.”
“And they are fantastic because someone on the TV has an opinion.”
Good comments there from Rafa.
One reason pundits are pundits is that they don’t want to have the high-pressure job of a manager or else they are not good enough to become managers.
Usually, one or the other – or they want to become pundits.