Let’s just say that Rafael Benitez’s reputation couldn’t be more mud at Inter. After single-handedly dashing (almost) the league title hopes of the San Siro based team, Benitez got fired by Moratti after demanding multiple changes in the treble winning squad. “Yes let’s start with the coach” was probably Moratti’s enthusiastic response. So, needless to say, Rafa’s recent statements that he could have won everything and more had it not been for the medical staff at Inter, has not gone down well. Dr. Combi, in particular, is not very pleased. “Some priests sitting on a mountain of sugar have lost touch with reality” was the good doctor’s response to a FcbFanDrivel correspondent.
But what really happened, Mr. Benitez, can you elaborate? “Well, Some players performed, others didn’t. There were no conditions to carry on, opinions always changed and so we arrived at the recession”. Interesting, but er…are we still talking about football? *Flashback to Liverpool days*
“White liquid in a bottle has to be milk”. Sorry? “It’s simple: they changed something and, at the end, they changed everything. So, white liquid in a bottle: milk”. Okay, but still not sure we understand. “White liquid in a bottle. If I see John the milkman in the Wirral, where I was living, with this bottle, I’d say, ‘It’s milk, sure”. Yes, Mr. Benitez, we got that part, what we don’t understand is how on earth that relates to anything going on. And in any case, be warned, white liquid in a bottle could very well be potato stew if Pique is around.
“The board had asked me for a project to improve the squad … I wrote things down but then nothing happened” continues Benitez, and we’re not surprised. The board probably didn’t understand a thing of what was written down anyway. But we are beginning to like Benitez here at our headquarters, we like drivel as you all know, and never have we seen a man with such a natural talent for it. Except Mourinho perhaps. Here’s wishing Mr. Benitez good luck with his next club. If ever Real Madrid were to fire Crazy Mou, we’ll pray that they take him instead, we could listen to Benitez soundbites all day. And thank God for Pep Guardiola.