NEWS
Tuesday October 6 2015
Benitez: 'Hamsik not like Bale'

Rafa Benitez takes back a comment about Napoli's Marek Hamsik being better than Real Madrid's Gareth Bale, and discusses Inter and Mateo Kovacic.

The Blancos Coach was interviewed during the Spanish TV broadcasts COPE and Ser, and he went back on the signing of Kovacic to Real.

“I knew enough about him,” he said. “I already wanted to sign him for Napoli. He’s a player with a great future.

“About that comment on Hamsik being better than Bale, I did say that.

“But it's all a matter of managing your group at the moment, because what's yours is always the best there is.

“Higuain? He's a phenomenon, I'll always wish him the best.”

Finally, Benitez added a quip on the subject of banning mobile phones in the team.

“At Inter, players even went to the toilets with their mobile phones, I could see the lights. It's impossible to ban something like that.”

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