Focus on Inter Milan

Benitez must shoulder blame

December 23, 2010
Did he ever stand a chance? Taking over from the Treble-winning Jose Mourinho, with Inter Milan's expectations at their highest level for generations, Rafael Benitez knew he was drinking from a poisoned chalice and cannot be surprised that his underachievements have led to his dismissal.

A student of the blame game, Benitez is never far away from pointing the finger elsewhere but, at Inter, the fault lies within. The spectre of Mourinho's ghost loomed large, but from the moment Serie A ...

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