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Translator struggles with Dalian Yifang manager Rafael Benítez's hand signals on touchline at Guangzhou Evergrande
(Image: Twitter/Yixin Li)

VIDEO: Translator struggles with Dalian Yifang manager Rafael Benítez’s hand signals on touchline

Tough gig alongside Spanish manager in Chinese Super League.

https://twitter.com/FRsoccerYixin/status/1151302211902660608

The man who was tasked with translating new Dalian Yifang manager Rafael Benítez’s instructions for the players appeared to struggle during a Chinese Super League game at Guangzhou Evergrande.

Rafa’s Dalian Yifang were beaten 4-1 at Tianhe Stadium on Tuesday night, despite going in front early on in the first-half.

Give him a couple of years and that translator will be a top manager……

— Juniorchubbs (@Juniorchubbs2) July 17, 2019

With his side still leading at the time, Benítez attempted to keep it that way and get his thoughts across to the players.

Part of the coaching team on the bench, a translator was given the job of making sure the squad understands what the coach wants from them.

Rafa in his most recent blog: As you can imagine the first bit of advice that you get from foreigners working here, or those that have worked here in the past, isn't that you should sign a good striker, rather that you should sign a great translator. https://t.co/i9RWtpC4e2

— Yixin Li (@FRsoccerYixin) July 17, 2019