Rafa`s Not Impressed!
Having squandered (again) another lead, this time seeing all three points go down the plug-hole, Rafa Benitez appeared a little miffed in his post-match interview.
Although offering some praise to his side for the manner in which they turned around the game, Rafa seemed more concerned with berating Howard Webb rather than explaining why, for the third game on the trot, our defending cost us dearly, remarking,
"We should have got something. Yes, the reaction of the team in the second half was fantastic."
"We scored two great goals and had more chances but we made the mistake of letting them counter-attack."
"That`s something we`ll have to improve. We couldn`t change the situation of Demba Ba though."
"It was a penalty and a red card for me. It would have changed the game. We lost one player with a broken nose. It was a top reaction in the second half."
"That wasn`t the reason we lost the game. It doesn`t matter. It`s something we must consider."
"In other circumstances, everybody would be talking about this."
"I want to remind you that that happened. Sometimes we don`t remember these things."
"I didn`t see the incident from the bench because I was watching other things. After the replay, it was very clear."
"A player with a nose broken and bleeding is good evidence. Demba has a broken nose and we`ll have to wait and see. I didn`t speak to the ref."
"I`ve a lot of respect for Howard (Webb) but it`s a decision that`s wrong."
Some would say the decision to put you in charge was wrong Rafa!
But that`s another story!