Chelsea boss Benitez happy to deflect praise after reaching Europa League final

Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez was happy to deflect praise coming his way after reaching the Europa League final.

Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez was happy to deflect praise coming his way after reaching the Europa League final.

Continental success looked unlikely back in October when Benitez was replaced Roberto Di Matteo, who had just seen his side humbled at Juventus in the Champions League group stage.

Despite the impressive displays since, former Liverpool boss Benitez was keen not to take the praise.

"Again I would say it's not just about me," he said. "It's about the players, the staff, the fans, the club, everyone. I was helping the team.

"As a manager you have to do your job. When you play a lot of finals, another one is really good.

"The main thing is we're in the final and now we have to try and win it."

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