Real Madrid lost the league race against Barcelona last season, were knocked out from the Champions League and they failed to accomplish anything noteworthy in what was an underwhelming season.

This disappointing campaign led to Carlo Ancelotti getting sacked as he failed to win any big trophy and now the new coach that will be guiding Real Madrid for at least another season is Rafael Benitez and Pepe believes that his squad will succeed under his guidance.

Real Madrid’s voiced the confidence that he has on his teammates and on the new coach as the Portuguese defender said: “If we all work to death in the same direction, showing team spirit, success will follow, of that I have no doubt. We respect all our opponents, but we have a great squad with great quality. That’s why I insist that unity is the most important thing’’

“We must be united, from all the players to the Coach, the President, the directors, and all the fans, of course. It’ll be a great season, for sure, but only if we paddle together in the same direction with the commitment of fighting to the death. That’s the key to us winning as much as possible’’

When it was officially confirmed that Rafael Benitez was going to be replacing Carlo Ancelotti in the managerial post of Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane later said that he would have accepted the managerial job at the Santiago Bernabeu if he had been offered with that chance but Florentino Perez opted to go with Rafael Benitez who is an experienced manager that has lifted numerous trophies in his career.

Benitez became odds-on to take the role within minutes of Ancelotti being sacked on the StanJames betting live bets market, so no-one was surprised when he was finally installed just days later.

Valencia, Liverpool, Inter Milan and Chelsea are top European clubs that Rafael Benitez has taken charge of but this new managerial job in Real Madrid will be as tough as ever as his task is to end the dominant reign of Barcelona.