Former Real Madrid winger Luis Figo says tranquility does not exist at the club and that the boss, whoever he is, is always under pressure.
Current manager Rafa Benitez is under huge scrutiny at the moment after an underwhelming season so far for Lo Blancos. While Real sit third in the table and just five points behind Barcelona and Atletico de Madrid, there have been questions asked about the team’s style of play since the beginning.
The knives have been out since the 4-0 loss at home to their fierce rivals from Catalonia last month, while they failed to close the gap on the top two last weekend with a 1-0 loss at Villarreal.
Media reports have this week suggested another defeat in the near future for Benitez could be the final curtain and bring an end to his stay after just six months.
Speaking to Onca Cero, Figo, who played for both Barcelona and Madrid, said the pressure to always get results means there is no time for tranquility.
“Tranquillity in this team does not exist for any manager because the squad depends on constant results, so when you come to this club you have to be conscious of that,” he said.