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Benitez: Corinthians were better than us

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Rafael Benitez admitted Chelsea were out-fought and out-thought after watching Corinthians destroy their Club World Cup dream.

Interim Blues manager Benitez insisted his side only had themselves to blame as they crashed to a 1-0 defeat in the final in Yokohama, as Chelsea became the first Champions League holders to fail to win the Club World Cup for six years, a week and a half after their elimination from the club football's European showpiece.

The South Americans swarmed all over their opponents from start to finish, and Benitez said: "This is the final of the World Cup for the South American teams. You could see this from the first minute. Our players have some quality but, physically, some of them aren't so strong."

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