Inter’s Volvo no match for Ferrari-like Bale – Benitez

Inter Milan’s manager Rafael Benitez today gave a weird explanation as to why his side lost their Champions League encounter to Tottenham Hotspur by saying that Volvo cant beat a Ferrari in a sprint.


On Tuesday night, the Welsh winger tormented the Nerazzurri’s defense in his best performance of the career, which included assists for 2 out of the 3 goals. In the post match interview, Inter Milan’s manager had refused to admit the brilliance of the Spurs star, but 2 days after the game he has launched an unusual praise for the winger, comparing him to a Ferrari. Rafa said:

“We’ve played many times against Bale and we know that he’s fast and difficult to mark. It’s not a question of coverage, the problem was that we were losing and we needed to attack, so when we lost the ball Bale had space and was faster, it was difficult to contain him. If you have a Ferrari and I have a Volvo, you will beat me in a sprint. A Volvo is a good car, but a Ferrari is faster.”

Inter Milan’s president Massimo Moratti had criticised his side’s poor showing and lack of character, but Rafa refutes this claim. He said, “This is a team that has character, we’ve always shown that away from home. We can win and play well, much better than we did in the last game. Now is the time to show that character.”

This is not the first time Benitez has been in the media because of his weird comments in his pressers. On Monday night, he criticised Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson of not being able to see what Benitez had done for the club when he was incharge at Anfield, saying that “some people cannot see a priest in a mountain of sugar” (whatever that is supposed to mean). Thankfully someone had enough timeto make a parody video of that presser and post it on youtube.

The brilliant editing skills of people at talkSPORTmagazine

The real press-conference

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