Newcastle fans react as Gamez hits out at Benitez

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Loads of Newcastle fans have been reacting to some comments from Jesus Gamez, as the 33 year-old hit out at Rafael Benitez.

While he has come under some criticism for his recent tactics, you’d be hard pushed to find a manager that is more loved by his club’s fan base than Benitez at Newcastle.

The Spaniard has basically been forced to play a defensive style of football due to the lack of quality options available to him, but still managed to get the Magpies into the top ten last season.

Gamez certainly doesn’t seem impressed though, as the right-back made just seven league appearances in two years at St. James’ Park.

The Spaniard made over 250 league appearances for Malaga and was a Champions League runner-up with Atletico Madrid in 2016, and he has hit out at Benitez for not helping him through his injuries during his stay on Tyneside.

“Yes, it got complicated at the beginning with an injury, then I broke my collarbone. I struggled to get back,” Gamez said.

“The coach did not understand the situations that happened and also the deal was not the ideal one.

“He [Benitez] is a person that I do not like talking about because he didn’t contribute anything to me in these two years and I have nothing to say about him.”

Needless to say, fans are jumping to the defence of their manager, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…