Carra admits fury at Benitez for Barry/Alonso saga

During his tribute to Xabi Alonso in the Daily Mail, Jamie Carragher claims that he never understood Rafa Benitez’s attempt to offload the Spaniard in the first place – especially to replace him with Gareth Barry.
The decision is an infamous one, and although it never actually came off, it turned Alonso against his manager and when Real Madrid came calling a year later – the midfielder demanded an exit.
It was the beginning of the end for Rafa, who left a season later – with his team that performed so brilliantly in 2008/09 starting to fall apart.
Alonso went on to win Champions Leagues with Real Madrid, La Liga titles...
 

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