Defender responds to being called a liar by Blues boss.
Inter’s Marco Materazzi has hit back at Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez according to The Daily Mail.
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The former Liverpool boss seemed to lose his cool in a press conference last week when asked by journalists questions regarding Materazzi’s assertions that Benitez forced Inter players to take down posters of Jose Mourinho when he arrived at the San Siro.
Benitez responded with a surreal rant insisting ‘It Italy, everyone knows Materazzi and everyone at Inter knows him – he’s a liar. He’s lying. He’s lying. He’s lying, just lying Everything he has said is a lie.’
The feud has now continued with the former Italy and Everton defender saying ‘So I’m a liar? He’s thin then, so that gives reason to call me a liar. It pains me to say good luck to Chelsea but I will anyway, I feel sorry for their fans.’
The pair have rarely seen eye to eye, with Materazzi claiming in 2010 that Benitez ‘could not be trusted’ and that he was ‘weak’.
The centre-back is infamously known for his role in French legend Zinedine Zidane’s fateful last game where he was sent off for head-butting the Italian after he reportedly insulted the Frenchman’s sister.
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