Spaniard’s training sessions are just too complex.
Chelsea’s players are becoming increasingly confused by the detailed tactics of interim head coach Rafa Benitez, according to reports in the Daily Express.
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The former Liverpool manager replaced previous coach Roberto Di Matteo last year, but after an encouraging start, recent results have been disastrous, including throwing away a two-goal lead with just three minutes remaining at relegation-threatened Reading on Wednesday night.
And, as the club’s form has spiralled out of control, so have the Spaniard’s training sessions got more complex.
“Rafa’s training sessons are very, very technical and very detailed,” said a Chelsea source.
“And as things have started to go wrong lately, they have become even more so.
“The players think Rafa is starting to disappear up himself with his tactics and details. The players like Rafa, and they have not been totally lost by his methods yet, but it is getting that way. He does not rant and rave at them, he is just incredibly detailed, and he loses people. The same thing happened towards the end when he was at Liverpool.
“The players know he is likely to be gone in the summer, so it is hard for him to have any authority.”
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