Rafa BenÝtez Highlights before Bournemouth

Here are some comments previous to the Bournemouth game made by Rafa in the press conference today

15/03/2019Various Media




"Nobody can have any doubt about the quality of Ayoze Pérez. Who can score a goal? He is the one who is different and can do it. He knows he needs to be more consistent".

"At the moment for Rondón, us and everyone it’s about not losing his focus. The best thing is to play well and then we can look at the future."

"You know I wasn't involved in the loan deals. The players that didn't play didn’t make sense. We are looking to make sure it won't happen in the future. I am disappointed for the players."

"No new injuries. Lascelles still feeling his knee so won’t be risked. Clark back".

"We have to be careful. The job is not done. Every game is a Cup final for us. On our day we can compete with anyone".

"I think 38 will be enough. After that, we can go for 40."


"At the moment, they are doing well, fine, but I will tell you maybe after this game, not because it's the first one and the most important one, but because it’s a game that can change a lot of things."

"If we can get three points in this game, I think we can keep pushing with more confidence and without maybe any fear that if you have a couple of bad results, everything will be more difficult."

“I" we do that, I think we can do much better; if we don’t do that, we have to keep fighting like we have done already."

"We cannot start conceding two goals in the first 20 minutes. We have to be sure that we are in the game until the end and we have chances, and that we continue defending the same way we have been defending."