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LONDON: Rafael Benitez has vowed to win over the Chelsea supporters who are so opposed to his arrival at Stamford Bridge that they booed his name before and during his first game in charge.
Sunday’s 0-0 draw at home to Premier League champions Manchester City left them in in fourth place.
The Spaniard claimed that he had not heard the abuse that was directed at him in protest.
“My experience in England is that when the fans are singing in the stands, I don’t understand what they say,” said Benitez.
“But I’m sure the majority of the fans will understand: I’m a professional, I do my job, I want to win, and I want to win for the club. I hope they share those ideas.
“The main thing is that the players are focused on the games. If they are, it’ll be fine. I have confidence we will do well and win games,” he said.
If we start winning games, they (fans) will come on board and they will see I’ll try to do my best. The manager wants to win every game and the fans the same. So we will win together,” said Benitez. AFP