Vital Football

Latest Chelsea FC News

Benitez`s Thoughts on Win at Fulham

Benitez`s Thoughts on Win at Fulham

Following the 3-0 trouncing of Fulham, on their patch, Rafa Benitez was, understandably, buoyant when interviewed by the media.

The Spaniard, amongst other things, spoke about his two centre backs, David Luiz and John Terry, remarking,

"Luiz`s goal was really good. We have seen him score a lot of goals like this in training, Terry too did well."

"His fitness is coming back. I told him if he can train every week it will be easier for me to pick him for every game."

"Now we have competition it is good for us."

"We have eight or nine games to play. The most important thing is the team. If people don`t play they have to be ready for the next game."

"We have a target, it is very clear - we will try to stay in the top three and concentrate on the Europa League."


Although a top four finish is a priority, we should all remember that the team finishing fourth does have to negotiate what can be a tricky qualification game.

But, with the fixtures still coming thick and fast, next up for Chelsea is a trip to Anfield, a place Rafa Benitez knows very well.

Discussing the fixture, Rafa added in his post match interview,

"I was not thinking about that today but now I will try to enjoy it and prepare for it."

Liverpool is my home because my family live there so I will have a lot of good memories."

"But hopefully we can take three points and after that win every game."

"It is a pity we lost in the FA Cup semi-final because the team was doing well at the end."

"We have to stay focused and keep scoring goals and not conceding."


Thoughts I`d concur with although I get the impression it could still be one hell of a rollercoaster ride!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Merlin
Date:Thursday April 18 2013
Time: 4:38PM

Comments

0
Has he ever given an interview where he hasn't said anything about staying 'fokoosed'?! Very easy to say (or not in Rafa's case!), much harder to make sure it actually happens for these remaining games.
SpanishBlue
18/04/2013 18:13:00
0
Well said Rafa!
Ken4CFC
18/04/2013 21:42:00
0
It has just struck me that Rafa will be very motivated to win this match. He has openly said he intends to end up back at Anfield and Liverpool is essentially in holiday mode now as it is almost certain they will finish below Everton and almost certainly out of Europe. Rafa will desperately want to show up Brandon Rodgers both to remind the Liverpool ownership and the Anfield fan base who their most succesfull Manager in recent times has been. This will be a huge advert for him if he can pull of a win for us there. That sort of image will be stored away somewhere in the ownership's mind for when and if Rodgers starts to falter next season. That said Liverpool no matter their form always seem to reserve their absolute best for us..it is almost like they become possessed when they play us. This match could be quite a cracker. hopefully we win so we, the boys and Rafa can all be happy when it is all said and done.
GabeU
19/04/2013 02:03:00
0
Liking Rafa more and more...
Gian-Franco/Luca
19/04/2013 09:48:00
0
Really Gian-Franco/Luca?!
SpanishBlue
19/04/2013 10:09:00
0
we love Rafa and hope he stays.
mzee69
20/04/2013 08:04:00
0
lollllll,,,,,,hope he stays????
BETIKS
20/04/2013 09:39:00
0
I cant wait for this match,we win & that fear factor of chesea would be instilled in the minds of our chelsea oppositions.Cant wait!
BETIKS
20/04/2013 09:42:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Chelsea Articles

Fate - A Time to Ponder

As a youngster I often pondered over the word fate.

Chelsea Leading Race for Talented Scottish Youngster

In recent years it has become noticeable that the talent emerging from Scottish football has been diminishing.

Chelsea Target Turned Down Arsenal Last Year

If you believe the press the proposed move that could bring Tiemoue Bakayoko to Stamford Bridge is all but done, with personal terms having been agreed.

More Hazard to Real Madrid Propaganda

Over in Spain, Real Madrid`s very own propaganda machine continues to try and convince the masses that Eden Hazard is set to join Real Madrid this summer.

Archived Vital Chelsea Articles

Vital Chelsea articles from

Site Journalists

Merlin
Editor email
Profile
Stan Wenners
no email
Profile
GabeU
no email
Profile
Tom
no email
Profile
Dylan M
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

So, How Out of Ten was the International Break for You?
Suggested By: merlin
167%
211%
30%
40%
511%
60%
70%
80%
90%
1011%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 28 22 3 3 69 38
2 Spurs 28 17 8 3 59 34
3 Man City 28 17 6 5 57 24
4 Liverpool 29 16 8 5 56 25
5 Man Utd 27 14 10 3 52 19
6 Arsenal 27 15 5 7 50 22
7 Everton 29 14 8 7 50 21
8 WBA 29 12 7 10 43 1
9 Stoke 29 9 9 11 36 -9
10 Southampton 27 9 6 12 33 -3
11 AFC Bournemouth 29 9 6 14 33 -12
12 West Ham 29 9 6 14 33 -12
13 Burnley 29 9 5 15 32 -11
14 Watford 28 8 7 13 31 -15
15 Leicester City 28 8 6 14 30 -14
16 Crystal Palace 28 8 4 16 28 -10
17 Swansea 29 8 3 18 27 -27
18 Hull City 29 6 6 17 24 -32
19 Middlesbrough 28 4 10 14 22 -13
20 Sunderland 28 5 5 18 20 -26
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Chelsea Results (view all)

Chelsea Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Crystal Palace (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 5 2017 8:00PM : Manchester City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 8 2017 5:30PM : AFC Bournemouth (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 16 2017 4:00PM : Manchester United (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 22 2017 5:15PM : Tottenham Hotspur (H)
FA Cup
Apr 25 2017 7:45PM : Southampton (H)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Chistan81
2.Jerry Blues72
3.Michael Reid59
4.RHYMEZ 149
5.THEBREEZE47
6.analooish33
7.Solid726
8.CobhamBlue20
9.zyte20
10.herefordchelsea19
Vital Football Comment