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Rafa Benitez: I've done a good job at Chelsea

Benitez was speaking ahead of the Europa League semi-final. (©GettyImages)
Benitez was speaking ahead of the Europa League semi-final. (©GettyImages).

Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez has said that he believes he has done a very good job at Chelsea since taking over despite being a hated figure amongst the fans.

The Spaniard took over at Stamford Bridge in late 2012 after Champions League winning manager Roberto Di Matteo was sacked by Roman Abramovich after a string of poor results.

The appointment of Benitez was not accepted well by the Chelsea faithful and they have given the manager a torrid time since the start of his tenure.

The ex-Liverpool boss couldn't save Chelsea's Champions League as they were knocked out in the group stages, but he did guide Chelsea to three semi-finals in the FA Cup, Capital One Cup and the Europa League.

So far Benitez's men have lost two out of their three semi-finals and are preparing for their Europa League clash with Swiss side FC Basel, who knocked out Tottenham Hotspur in the last round.

Despite being disliked by the majority of the Chelsea fans, Benitez himself feels that he has done a good job at Stamford Bridge.

Benitez said to reporters: "I have a contract until the end of the season and then we assume that's it.

"I have to do my job. If you are asking me how I will be remembered - professional, working hard and trying to do my best.

"People can see what I have achieved in the past. We are talking two years ago, not 20 years ago.

"If you are at a top side, everyone can see you.

"I'm managing a top side and in the circumstances we are doing a good job. We can achieve another title and finish in the top three."


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