Marco Materazzi hit Former coach Rafa Benitez about his management strategy.
Materazzi told Damiano Er Faina on, “At Inter, it’s not that [Benitez’s reign] started badly and ended worse, it’s that it didn’t even end,”
“When he arrived, he sought to put those who could theoretically be called dressing room leaders to the side and ended up having problems with them. The problem was his,” Materazzi said.
“I think that a coach is good when he creates empathy with his players.
“He destroyed everything that Mou [Jose Mourinho] had constructed.
The Spaniards and the Italians clashed with Inter when the latter took over from Jose Mourinho, who had just led them to the 2010 Champions League glory.
The Inter defender went on to criticize Benitez’s inability to handle great characters in his career by comparing him to the one who was perfect in handling [Jose Mourinho].
“We all had a great relationship with Mourinho,” he added.
“He did something significant. If someone tries to erase the past in order to move forward in some way, I respect him.
But if I see that [Benitez] was only trying to erase what Jose did, it bothers me.
“Is it always the fault of others?
Anyway, I always thanked him because I tried to take advantage of those mistakes and learn from them,” he said
“A man who wins a Champions League with Liverpool against Milan will surely have knowledge but, Benitez had problems with me, at Real Madrid maybe with Cristiano [Ronaldo], at Chelsea with [John] Terry, at Napoli with [Paolo] Cannavaro, with someone else.”