Mourinho left Inter in the summer to take the reins at Real Madrid and his final season in charge was one of glory as he took the Italian giants to an unprecedented Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League treble.
“First of all I’m surprised that Mourinho has spoken because normally he doesn’t speak, he talks about nothing,” Benitez said sarcastically.
“He’s not here any more but if everything was so perfect then why did he leave? Why did he choose to join another team? That was his decision.
“It’s clear to everyone that this is a good team and it was too when he arrived at Inter.
“I’m very happy and don’t like talking about these things. I think he speaks from outside, but it’s better for us to concentrate on the work we must do for Inter.”