Paco Jemez: My players were inconsolable

Paco Jemez: My players were inconsolable


Rayo Vallecano boss Paco Jemez says his players were in tears in the dressing room after being thrashed by Real Madrid on Sunday afternoon.

Los Blancos were trailing 2-1 early on but two sendings off for the visitors changed the course of the game. The Santiago Bernabeu side then went on to win 10-2 – the first time a team has scored double figures in a La Liga match for 55 years.

Gareth Bale scored four, Karim Benzema grabbed a hat trick and Cristiano Ronaldo scored two on what was an excellent day for the BBC. Right back Danilo got the scoreboard rolling after just three minutes.

Speaking after the game, Jemez said he thought he was living a nightmare but what was unfolding before his eyes was in fact real.

“It’s been a long time since I saw something so grotesque and shameful as what I did today. We lost everything, plus a lot of credibility. We feel downtrodden and humiliated and what happened hurts us all,” Jemez told reporters.
“When you see guys built like castles in the dressing room crying, you feel sorry for them. There was little to explain, I could only console them. The damage will be felt for the whole week.
“I imagine the fans of Madrid will be very happy, but this should not happen in the best league in the world, neither here nor anywhere. I found the game strange at times. I thought it was a dream, but it wasn’t. It was real.”