"If I'm doing something badly and you are my boss, and you value me, then you are going to come and tell me what I have to do to play again. This is what hurts me.
"You see that the team are not doing well and there are no changes. It's a little frustrating because you see that you can help.
"I've been here two years and I know how he [Benitez] is. He has never sorted out a situation with a player by talking with him," stated Riera.
"He thinks he's in charge and everything else falls on deaf ears. His dialogue with the players is practically nil."
Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann gave Benitez his backing and criticized Riera for creating an unnecessary distraction.
"I always had a very professional relationship with Benitez," the German told BBC Radio 5 live. "If Riera is not in the team at the moment, he is probably not doing enough in training or in games when he did play.
"The last thing they need is these comments in the papers. They have a massive eight or 10 weeks ahead of them. They have to stick together because they can still win the Europa League and they can still finish fourth."
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