The former Liverpool and Real Madrid manager believes that 24-year-old forward Perez needs to be more composed and gives the ball away.
Benitez, though, has praised the work the former Spain Under-21 international forward, who cost Newcastle £1.5 million in transfer fees when he joined from Tenerife in the summer of 2014 according to The Guardian, is doing for the Magpies.
“He’s doing a great job for the team,” Benitez told The Shields Gazette about Perez. “Sometimes he can give the ball away, and he has to be more composed.”
Perez has established himself as an important player for Newcastle and is playing well for Benitez’s side at the moment.
Newcastle’s recent results and performances have been very encouraging, and it looks like they will retain their Premier League status for the 2018-19 season.