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Benitez: I don’t regret the Chelsea insults

Chelsea’s new interim boss Rafa Benitez was introduced to the press today said he has no regrets over insulting Chelsea in the past, and that he vows to get Fernando Torres scoring.

Chelsea fans are furious about the appointment of Benitez, but Rafa is convinced he can win them over.

“If I’m a fan, I’d want my manager fighting for my club.

“It wasn’t a lack of respect for the Chelsea fans. It was a manager defending his team.

“I’m sure the fans here would like to see me doing the same.

“You can analyse every sentence I say. It’s not the big issue. The big issue is that I was fighting, playing a top side in the Champions League semi-final.”

Asked about whether popularity with the fans is important, he sadded

“For sure, I like to do things in the right way for the fans.

“In the end, they’ll be pleased.”

Rafa was at Chelsea’s practice today and was asked about Chelsea’s misfiring Spanish striker:

“I saw today a lot of players with a great attitude. Torres was one.

“Can we help them improve? It will be easier with Fernando.

“He is a top-class player and with his attitude, he’ll do it. I know how good he can be.”