Many of the players have criticised Benitez in public and suggested there was not the same sense of unity that has been rediscovered under Leonardo.
Eto'o said: “I do not agree with this way of seeing things. Up until the game with Juventus, we had played well.
“There are some things that happen in the locker room that I’ll keep to myself. I thank Benitez, as he helped us to win two Cups and I thank him for what he did for us.”