The Thoughts of Rafa - West Brom (h)
After engineering the narrow win against West Bromwich Albion, Rafa Benitez faced the press in his post-match press conference.
Speaking about the team`s display, the under-fire Spaniard had this to say,
"I`m pleased with the team`s display."
"We were in control for 75 minutes, their keeper was man of the match, we had a lot of attempts, good football, the atmosphere was good."
"And I was pleased with the fans getting behind the team, and the players played with more confidence. It was clear it was positive. They were behind the team and we were playing good."
As for the visual and vocal protests aimed towards him, Rafa simply added,
"The main thing was they were behind the team. I was thinking about Demba scoring (not the Mourinho chanting)."
And as for the rest of the season and the performance,
"Where are we now? We`re in a press conference after a game we`ve won with a lot of good football and confidence, let`s enjoy it."
"I said the fans, today, were behind the team, positive, the atmosphere was really good."
"Today, everybody was happy, the players were playing good football."
"We created chances to score more and kill the game but we still defended well, a clean sheet and it`s a good win."
"We`ve got three points to get into a good position in the table. We`ve still got 10 games to play, in a long race, and we`re in a good position. We still feel we can do well."
And his future,
"It`s the same situation. I`ve a contract until the end of the season, that`s it."
"What I`ve decided, I`ll keep working hard. This is the way."
"I`ve passion for football, I like preparing the game and enjoy it. My job, as a boss, is to win games. That`s why I enjoyed today`s match."
But the big question remains is - how many more will he get the chance to enjoy?