Real Madrid CF has announced the sacking of under 18 Youth team coach, Alvaro Benito.
The club announced that the coach has been sacked after he made disreputable comments about the club’s first team and players during their 3:0 El Clasico loss, to bitter rivals FC Barcelona in their Copa Del Rey semi-final second leg, on Wednesday.
Benito made the following statement about the first team and some players on Wednesday during the El Clasico match on Wednesday:
“The problem is there are players that are playing very far from their level,” he said.
“I’m talking about Casemiro who at the moment is not good enough to play even a minute for Real Madrid. Kroos is fantastic when the wind is in his favour, when it goes against him he abandons ship.”
Spanish Media outfit Cadena Ser confirmed the Youth team coach’s sack in a broadcast on Thursday.
“Tonight Real Madrid told our colleague Alvaro Benito that he has been sacked as coach of the Juvenil B (under-18) team.
“The reason is they disagreed with some of the comments he has made on Cadena Ser,” Media presenter Dani Garrido said in a broadcast for the media outfit.
The former Real Madrid Player and youth team coach has released a statement on his official twitter handle @AlvarobenitoV stating that his conscience is clear and that he will always love Real Madrid.
“I leave the club of my heart with a calm conscience, as I gave my all each day since I returned to Real Madrid,” Benito said.
“I’ve always defended my love for this institution and that’ll stay the same forever.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity I was given to return to the place where I grew up and where I became a footballer, where I learned the values I carried throughout my career.
“It’s a matter of pride to have been at the academy in the past few years and to have helped in the training of the young players who’ll soon be stars at Real Madrid.
“To see them succeed will be the ultimate recognition.
“I’m thankful for the care of all the club’s workers, as there is a great human group at Real Madrid and this makes the institution greater each day.
“I have a clear conscience because I faced each day trying to help the kids progress and they were always up to the standards that the Real Madrid badge represents.”
Benito went on to say that he understands the club’s decision to fire him and that he respects it.
“I respect the club’s decision,” he said.
“I’ve always defended the club when speaking to the media and I’ll always feel free to speak about the club I love.
“I leave without any resentment and I’ll always be grateful for all Real Madrid gave me as a player and as a coach.
“I hope this isn’t a definitive goodbye and that our paths can cross again soon.”
Meanwhile, reports suggest that former Real Madrid legend, Raul Gonzalez will succeed Benito as the new under 18 youth team for the club.
Share Your Story With Us:
Thanks For Reading. Please Comment Your View, And Share!