Rafa Benitez denies there is a rift between him and Chelsea’s players after a reported bust-up with captain John Terry after Sunday’s defeat to Manchester City.
In a strange twist of events, The Sun had reported an angry row between Benitez and Terry a week earlier but later printed an apology accepting that no such argument had taken place.
They ran a similar story yesterday, again alleging a bust-up between the pair. This time the Blues don’t seem as eager to pursue an apology, although Benitez did play the incident down.
He said: “I think that it is a normal meeting between the players and the technical staff after every game. So you can see all around the world, after every game (there are) meetings, talking.
“You share your opinions and nothing else. And especially after a defeat. So you have to show your disappointment, it is normal.”
The Spaniard said the heated discussion was because he and his players were both disappointed to lose at City.
He added: “I have a good group of players. They are working hard and are keen to learn and after the defeat we have to be disappointed. They were disappointed like me – and that is it.”