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Benitez Blames Coloccini!

03 Feb 2013 14:51:24

Benitez Blames Coloccini!

Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez believes Newcastle skipper Fabricio Coloccini should have been sent off for breaking former team-mate Demba Ba's nose at St James' Park.

Ba felt the full force of the Argentina international's boot in his face as the pair challenged for a 32nd-minute loose ball, which the striker headed inches wide with the score at 0-0.

Benitez: "It was a penalty and a red card for me, the incident.

"In the middle of the park, you just carry on and go back from a free-kick. In the penalty area, you go back, penalty and red card.

"It changed the game. We lost one player with a broken nose, we had one substitution and we had a great reaction in the second half, but it was not enough.

"We are doing a good job in terms of what you can see on the pitch. The team is doing well.

"The team has a very good team spirit and that is really positive, and I am confident that we will finish in the top three. I will do well.

"What I know, what I can see is the team doing well, working hard and when we have this advantage, we have to manage in a better way."

 

Source: Newcastle United Mad


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