The former Barcelona footballer Thierry Henry believes that Real Madrid has failed completely in Saturday`s El Classico for failure to show the necessary derby in a similar commitment.
The players of Real were destroyed with 0:4 at the Santiago Bernabeu, where Luis Suarez scored twice and one goal for the Catalans and Neymar and Andres Iniesta scored more.
Despite the negative result for Los blankos, Henry hastened to defend their mentor Rafael Benitez, said that the blame for the loss is not his players. `In such a match adviced by soccer predictions tactics is not so crucial. At some point, you have to show desire and full dedication on the field. You have to play intense.`, said the former French international.
`In the game of Real Madrid that was completely absent. There`s no way to play like that in El Classico. People will talk about Benitez and his tactics. However, it depends on the willingness of the two teams, when the match adviced by soccer predictions was equal.`
`If one team came out without the appropriate setting, the situation became difficult for every coach. I`m not looking for excuses for Benitez, but the pitch must always show desire for the game.`, added Henry.