Rafael Benitez denies bust-up with Chelsea FC players
As soon as Rafael Benitez was installed as interim Chelsea manager, tabloid journalists rubbed their hands together at the prospect of Roman Abramovich installing someone who was going to be unpopular with supporters.
February 26th, 2013
It doesn’t appear that the players at Stamford Bridge are too enamoured with the Spaniard according to latest reports, although Benitez has denied that there has been a dressing room spat and insists that the squad are united going into Wednesday’s FA Cup tie at Middlesbrough.
“This (a meeting to take place after Sunday’s Manchester City defeat) was a normal meeting between players and technical staff, which happens after every game, it was normal talk, nothing else. You show your disappointment, that is normal,” Benitez said.
“I can understand the frustrations of Terry, he is an important player for us and has been injured with his knee.
“It was very brief exchange of ideas, and that is it, nothing else. It is just a team talk after a defeat.
“We had a meeting on the pitch with my players and technical staff, which is part of our business.
“Now we have to move on and start thinking about Middlesbrough.”