Rafael Benitez interview transcript - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Surely Rafa Benitez pulled out another list of facts and had a ‘meltdown’? Hardly the case.
Did he criticise the owners or the players or raise his voice when talking about ‘nasty fans’? Again, not really.
So what did Benitez do to merit the headline: “Benítez slates Chelsea fans and burns bridges with Abramovich” from the Guardian (this comes after the ‘training ground bust-up headlines in which the story itself was at pains to point out that there was no major argument)?
Courtesy of the BBC (and they’re only doing this because Benitez was speaking to BBC Radio 5 live at the time, don’t think they’re angels or anything), here’s the full transcript of the interview:
Rafael Benitez on BBC Radio 5 live
BBC Radio 5 live: “What was a difficult first half for you in the end turned out OK?”
Rafael Benitez: “Yes, it was difficult, normally in the FA Cup it’s always difficult but I thought our team was doing well