Heat Rises On Under-Fire Benitez!

Last updated : 25 February 2013 By Footy Mad - Editor

Rafael Benitez: "Always when you lose, you have to be disappointed.

"This game was important for us, so I am more disappointed. We could have been closer (to City).

"We have to carry on to try to win our games and fight for the top four.

"I haven't seen the replay of the penalty, but (Joe Hart should have had) at least yellow card.

"You can argue he is going in this direction but it is still a clear chance.

"I think it was a turning point. We didn't do well in the first half but we went to half-time at 0-0.

"We were talking about keeping the ball, doing better and showing more character. Then we had the penalty. It was a crucial moment in the game.

"We are playing too many games, games each three days. You have to manage your squad.

"Some players have fresh legs and you can play them.

"We can manage in the three competitions. We know we can do it.

"But if we feel we need to prioritise something we will do it."