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Benitez: This job is much tougher than I thought
awais007 11 years ago
Chelsea, Pakistan 178 922

Rafa Benitez remained defiant in the
face of continued fans' protests against his appointment at Chelsea -
but admitted that the size of his challenge at the club is greater than
he had imagined after the European champions slumped to a 3-1 defeat at
West Ham.

Chelsea are without a win in seven
Barclays Premier League games while Benitez has collected just two
points from his first three fixtures.

Chelsea fans again abused their new
manager, displaying banners in support of sacked boss Roberto di Matteo
and calling for Benitez to go.

But the Spaniard insisted he would remain unaffected by the ongoing hostility.

know that we have to win games to change things around,' said Benitez.
'My concern is to improve the team to analyse what is wrong on the
pitch. If we improve the team and start winning, it will be easy to turn
things around.

'We have to improve on the pitch and the fans will be happy. If we improve on the pitch it will be easier for everyone.'

At the moment, though, Chelsea are suffering their worst League start in the Roman Abramovich era - 26 points from 15 games.

Their run of seven Premier League
games without a win is their longest in the top flight since February
1995, when they went 10 games without victory.

Benitez did concede that the task of saving Chelsea's season is more difficult than he envisaged.

Asked if the job was a tougher challenge than expected, Benitez said:
'It could be . . . in terms of this being a top side and it being the
middle of the season and obviously the results were not the best.'

led through a Juan Mata goal but were then stunned by a second-half
West Ham comeback and goals from Carlton Cole, Mohamed Diame and Modibo
Maiga, leaving Benitez perplexed at his team'scapulation

'It's difficult to explain when you are so good in the first half,' he added. 'How can you not manage in the second half?

has seen in the first half that we could have scored two or three goals
and finished the game. But we didn't do it. We were giving the ball
away easily, not winning first balls, seconds balls, not comfortable in

'We had been a
bit better in defence, with two clean sheets, and today we were a lot
better in attack. Now we have this situation in defence where we have to
improve again.'

He does not expect the fans' backlash to affect his players.

hope that would not be the situation,' he added. 'Why? Because we have
experienced players, so they know that they have to manage and cope.'

if the negativity and bad results might even end his seven-month
interim appointment, Benitez insisted: 'Again I would say it depends on
things that we can do on the pitch. We improve on the pitch it will be
easier for everyone.'

MRarsenal500 11 years ago
Arsenal, England 59 741

its not that bad, come on your not 10th and lost to mid-table clubs and lose most of your key players each season.

Heisinburg 11 years ago
Manchester United 67 1516

My advice - Deal with it. Shit happens. This is normal for high profiled clubs.

BenWheeler 5 years ago Edited
Catania, USA 0 1

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