Sunday November 28 2010
Rafa: 'A bit of a crazy game'

Rafa Benitez has thanked the Inter fans “for always supporting us. It was a bit of a crazy game.”

The Nerazzurri were trailing after four minutes, scored three goals in five minutes, then survived Parma hitting the woodwork three times in a 5-2 victory.

“I think it was a bit of a crazy game,” confessed the Coach. “We proved that we could play it very well.

“I want to thank the fans in the Curva for always supporting me and the team in this difficult moment for us.”

Dejan Stankovic bagged a hat-trick, even if two of them were deflected, while Felice Natalino made his Serie A debut.

“I am happy for Natalino and Stankovic, plus Thiago Motta's return from that long injury lay-off.”

Benitez also shrugged off talk of tension behind the scenes with President Massimo Moratti.

“My relationship with the President is normal. I am a professional, I have been working with my staff for 25 years and have never had so many injuries.”

The tactician got in a jab at Jose Mourinho's fitness coach, who today said the injuries were the fault of Benitez's training methods.

“There are many reasons behind all these setbacks. Anyone who thinks they are solely down to my training methods is ignorant.”

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