Saturday 25 March 2017

Benitez on . . .

. . . Gerard Houllier and his claim that it was "his team" that won in Istanbul:

"If I say the truth, people would not believe what happened in Istanbul. Again I say I have to concentrate on my team but every single fan can see the difference between one team and the other one.". . . Alex Ferguson and that rant:

"I had to do it at the time. My focus now is Inter Milan but I did it this time because I had to do it; but now I forget it. He was talking and I felt I had to defend my team and defend my club because nobody was doing this.". . . Steven Gerrard and his best position:

"You can see his numbers. Before I think he scored ten goals in a season, ten maximum, but after he was scoring 21, 23, 24. The worst season was 12 because the team was not doing well. In the beginning he was learning about the position but after he was really pleased in this position, especially with Torres. At the beginning Gerrard could play as a midfielder but he was happy in this position. Once Torres came, there was no debate."

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