Jagielka dismissed Rafa jibe

22 April 2009 03:52
Phil Jagielka insists that the Everton players were not concerned when Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez labelled them a small club.[LNB] The Spaniard's conduct was called into question last week when Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce claimed that the Reds boss made 'disrespectful' gestures during the recent clash between the two sides.[LNB]Manchester United chief Sir Alex Ferguson joined in on the attack and labelled Benitez 'arrogant'.[LNB]The former Valencia boss also caused a stir when he labelled the Toffees a small club back in early 2007 but Jagielka insists that the statement would be most hurtful to Everton supporters. [LNB]"Not so much us," he told Sky Sport News. "It would make the fans angry more than anything and want to support us more.[LNB]"People can call us what they want. We know what we are, we're a good honest bunch of lads and we've obviously got a bit of ability in there. [LNB]"It's been proven where we finish in the league but first and foremost we work hard for each other and see where that takes us and at the moment for a small club, so to speak, we're not doing too bad."[LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports