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|Subject: Benitez Sucks - Benayoun Sun Jul 11, 2010 4:27 pm|| |
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- Rafa Benítez made my life a misery at Liverpool, says Yossi Benayoun
• 'There is one reason I left – Rafa Benítez'
• 'If I played well, I never felt he gave me credit'
Yossi Benayoun said the former manager never gave him any credit while at Liverpool.
Yossi Benayoun has accused Rafa Benítez of trying to break him at Liverpool. The midfielder said the former Liverpool manager was the sole reason for him wanting to leave Anfield.
The Israeli midfielder, who joined Chelsea in a four-year deal this month, said the former manager made his life a misery while he was at the club.
"Everyone asks me why I left Liverpool," said Benayoun. "There is only one reason – Rafa Benítez."
The midfielder says the Spaniard, who left Liverpool to manage Internazionale, never treated him with respect he felt he deserved.
"If I played well, I never felt he gave me credit," he told the News of the World.
"When I scored, I still expected to be out of the team the next game. On two occasions early last season, against Fulham and Lyon, the fans booed when I was subbed. They thought I was playing well but Benítez told me he was surprised the fans booed because I was not good enough.
"He tried to destroy my confidence. You can't treat a player like this and expect him to be happy."
Benayoun said he was very unhappy but out of respect for the club he did not speak out. He said the players and people at the club know how he felt.
"I don't want to speak on behalf of other players at Liverpool, but people know what happened to Albert Riera and Xabi Alonso. It was the same for me. Benítez tried to break me like he broke Riera."
The 30-year-old said before the final game of the season Benítez pulled him aside in training and said: "You will not be in the squad for this game. Thank you for your three years of service, now you can call your agent to do a deal with another club."
"That's when Chelsea made an offer," said Benayoun, "and the deal was done before Benítez left."
Benitez is such a Spaz forcing out the quality players he had in Alonso and Benayoun. He was one of their only few creative players and was actually very good last season. Benitez is ridiculously poor at man management. Let's see how he fucks up the treble winners Inter.