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Rui Faria: Benitez to blame for Inter Milan injury crisis

Former Inter Milan fitness chief Rui Faria says coach Rafa Benitez is to blame for the club's injury crisis.

Faria followed Jose Mourinho to Real Madrid in the summer.

"Players are not oranges that are squeezed dry," insisted Faria in the Gazzetta dello Sport.

He has followed Mourinho to Real Madrid and worked with the Special One throughout his career.

"These are men with objectives, habits and above all empathy. Winning does not bleed you dry, it fires you up and creates an eternal affection. Victory gets you ready for another victory."

Rui Faria instead got in a sly dig at Coach Benitez as the guilty party who had run out of juice.

"Last season brought titles and self-belief. Perhaps there's only one element that is bled dry at Inter.... That is who is responsible for the performance of the team. Inter have fantastic players and a first class medical department.

"I am not at Inter and I don't know what's happening, but from a scientific point of view the principle cause of these injuries could be their training methods.

"The players, medical staff and Italian football in general are the same as last year. Only one thing has changed..."

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