Liverpool were under too much pressure, complains Rafa
Rafa – hates high expectations
Far be it for a group of football supporters to have high expectations of their club. Or so thinks Rafa Benitez.
After last year’s top two finish, you’d be excused for thinking – at the start of the campaign – that Liverpool had a good shout at the title. After all, Man United were going to be without Ronaldo, Chelsea were looking a bit too old, Arsenal a bit too young. And there was the small matter of an attacking England right back entering the fold, along with a much hyped Italian chap with wonderful hair (remember him?).
Not so, apparently, as Benitez said this (as reported in the Daily Mail):
“At the beginning of the season expectations were too high – that is normal after such a good season.”
“But I always say the same – the Premier League is the Premier League and the difference in money is so big that if you want to stay at this level for a while, you have to do almost everything perfectly.”
“That’s not easy when you push and push because sometimes you cannot keep the players working so hard or at the level they were in the previous season.”
And yet, Chelsea, Man United and Arsenal have all somehow managed to cling on to their places in the top four.
Is it time for Rafa to take his fighting talk elsewhere, Liverpool fans?
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