EXCLUSIVE: Don't Blame Rafael Benitez For Inter Failure - Gigi Simoni

Goal.com caught up with former Inter coach Gigi Simoni for his views on the saga surrounding Rafa Benitez...
Blame should not be apportioned solely to Rafael Benitez following Inter's woeful start to the campaign, Luigi Simoni tells Goal.com.

Plaintive moans have grown louder in recent weeks as Benitez has failed to gain control of his side.

Massimo Moratti confirmed his faith in the coach this week, insisting he would not be ousted.

Benitez will be able to scrape his way out of trouble, Simoni has told Goal.com.

"It's difficult in football, especially when it's about people and faults," he said.

"The truth is that this Inter is looking at the past and now the luck is not with Benitez at the moment.

"Perhaps they were affected from the treble, but it was always obvious they would not be unbeatable.

"And some dip in form is always normal. Then there is the experience which is missing through injured players like Maicon.

"Perhaps Benitez has some fault, but it's marginal.

"Clearly they need a defender like Samuel. I think That when the injured players return Inter will be competitive again."

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