Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Benitez Blames Referee For Dropping Two Points

Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez was left raging after his side conceded a 96th minute equalizer at Anfield on Sunday.

Luis Suarez scored just before referee Kevin Friend blew the final whistle and in his post match press conference Benitez let his feelings be known.

“I didn’t see anything, I was concentrating on the game and talking about football — we had the game nearly won. Why six minutes extra time? We don’t know. The rules are really clear so six minutes and 45 seconds more is very difficult to understand.

“Having six minutes added on was a frustration, so to play 45 seconds further was another frustration.

“But I won’t speak to the referee. It will not change anything.”

Benitez consoled himself with a great reception from the Kop on his first appearance at Anfield since being sacked in June 2010.

He added, “It was an emotional return. I was very pleased with the reception I got but disappointed with the late goal.”

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