A former Newcastle United player has decided to hit out at one of the club’s most favoured personnel in recent memory.
The defender, who left the club in the summer and is still without a team, was largely frustrated with injuries during his time at St. James’ Park and made just ten appearances for the Magpies in all competitions.
However, it appears that nothing frustrated him more at Newcastle than Benitez himself, suggesting that the manager did not add anything to his career across the two years he was with the Toon Army and revealed he did not like to talk about him too much.
“Yes, it got complicated at the beginning with an injury, then I broke my collarbone. I struggled to get back,” he told Malaga Hoy.
“At family level, the experience was very good. At sporting level, the fans and the teammates were sensational, but the coach did not understand the situations that happened and also the deal was not the ideal one. He [Benitez] is a person that I do not like talking about because he didn’t contribute anything to me in these two years and I have nothing to say about him.
“When someone is so selfish and wants to understand everything, they do not know how to read situations and understand that things are not always the same. You can not distrust everyone. I showed him my professionalism. Time proved me right. I had an injury, I was not fooling anyone at all. The physios and the medical staff at Newcastle knew how to understand the situation. You cannot talk or argue with him because he always wants to be right.”
Gamez became a forgotten entity of some sorts at Newcastle and his scathing attack against Benitez will not concern those connected to the club.
The Magpies will be more concerned about those currently at the club and will want to see the side improve their performances on the pitch as quickly as possible.
Regardless of the comments, Benitez is likely to remain a popular figure at the St. James’ Park outfit and fans will be keen to see him remain for a long time to come.
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