Real Madrid head coach Rafa Benitez has stated that the club knew nothing about Denis Cheryshev ban at the match against Cadiz. As soon as the head coach learned the news he replaced Cheryshev 45 seconds into the second half of Los Blancos’ 3-1 win .
The Russian was ineligible to play due to a yellow-card suspension from his loan spell at Villarreal last season.
“The club knew nothing [about a ban].
“Neither did the RFEF nor Villarreal tell us anything. Nothing was known and when we heard about it, we replaced him.
“We did what we had to do and had a great game [on lack of management responsibility],” the Coach said after the game.