Babel: Benitez Lied To Me!


Ryan Babel has accused Rafa Benitez of breaking promises which could wreck his World Cup dream.

Liverpool’s Dutch winger now wants to join Ajax on loan after claiming he was made a scapegoat for last month’s 2-1 defeat at Spurs.

Axed Babel, 22, said: “There were all sorts of assurances and promises from the club but they have not kept them. I should get more playing time but after the first defeat of the season I was the only one who was singled out – and I lost my place.”

Babel, bought by Benitez for £11.5million from Ajax two years ago, has played just 14 minutes as a sub since that defeat.

He lost his place in the Holland squad for Saturday’s friendly against Japan and the midweek World Cup qualifier in Scotland – until Ibrahim Afellay’s injury saw him swiftly recalled.

Babel added: “Being left out was a real shock and very worrying. I didn’t expect not to be named, I’d already booked my ticket! We will have to review the situation again in January.

“But I think half a season back at Ajax, with a World Cup coming up next summer, wouldn’t be a bad option at all.

“I see the current situation at Liverpool as a signal I have to be playing more.”

The Sun

~ by footballdirecta on September 3, 2009.

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