Benzema reveals Mou fallout

Karim Benzema has revealed his relationship with former Real Madrid Coach Jose Mourinho deteriorated following public criticism.

The Portuguese boss compared playing the former Lyon striker to ‘hunting with a cat rather than a dog’ in disparaging comments in a press conference in 2011.

“It was the start of a strain on the relationship, not everything after had good intentions,” Benzema told Canal+.

“I thought those comments made him laugh and even though there was respect, I started to become irritated.

“I told him that I respected him but that respect between a Coach and a player should be neutral and after that there were no more comments.

“It’s always better to speak your mind and I’m usually quiet but if I’m annoyed, I will say so.”

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