Rafa critical of injury-time

Rafa Benitez did not see the apparent Luis Suarez biting incident as the Chelsea interim manager complained about the amount of stoppage-time after Liverpool snatched a 2-2 draw at Anfield.

Last Updated: 21/04/13 at 20:05 Post Comment

Rafa Benitez: Chelsea manager critical of amount of injury-time

Rafa Benitez: Chelsea manager critical of amount of injury-time

Chelsea appeared set to climb back into third spot until Suarez headed home an equaliser at the near post in the seventh minute of added time.

The goal denied Benitez victory on his return to Anfield and merely added to the controversy after Suarez appeared to bite Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic midway through the second half.

However, after the game Benitez wanted to focus on the injury-time allotted by referee Kevin Friend after saying he missed Suarez's bite.

"I thought we were talking about football and we have the game nearly won, and it's a surprise why there are six minutes," Benitez told Sky Sports. "We don't know.

"The rules are very clear. Sometimes it's three minutes if you make six substitutions, or sometimes it's four minutes, but six minutes is not easy to see in any game, and six minutes 45 seconds is even more difficult.

"If we analyse the last goal, it's something we can do nothing about except maybe defend a little bit better.

"But still, six minutes 45 seconds is something I don't think we will see in any other game."

Regarding the Suarez biting incident, Benitez said: "I didn't see anything, I was concentrating on the game. I didn't see any incident."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

hould have stayed because we carried him for 6.5 years. And then he has a breakthrough season, and was gone soon after. MU fans, you would be as disgusted had C Ronaldo left in 2007 and not 2009.

godof86
Is Van Persie Slipping Sadly Into The Night?

G

ood grief. Someone guessed that the form English player at the moment might be in his national side with some other players? And that's espionage? Now if they discovered that Emile Heskey was going to be in the starting line up.... at right back.... THAT would be espionage. Give it a rest Roy.

RogerRedHat
Hodgson hits out at Kane leak

H

e may get away with if Liverpool can swap the video with one of Skrtel dancing or something, but if they review the one shown on TV he's screwed.

hump3.
Skrtel denies violent conduct

Footer 365

Tottenham striker Harry Kane to make first England start in Italy

Harry Kane will make his first start for England in Tuesday night's friendly in Italy, Roy Hodgson has confirmed.

Southampton striker Graziano Pelle starts for Italy against England in Turin

Southampton striker Graziano Pelle has been handed a start for Italy in their friendly against England in Turin.

No Team GB football teams for 2016 Brazil Olympics

The FA has formally withdrawn its proposal to enter a Team GB Men’s and Women’s side at the 2016 Olympics.

Mail Box

Can Wenger Coach Young Players Anymore?

One Mailboxer wonders whether Wenger has still got ability to bring through young talent. Plus £50m for Sterling, stop being matey with footballers and Blackpool...

Forget About Flair And Play Like Greece

'Forget about flair and play like Greece' is one outsider's advice to the England national side, while an Arsenal fan wants to sell Theo Walcott to get Marco Reus.

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company