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Chelsea boss Grant admits media rift

Grumpy Chelsea boss Avram Grant may have given short shrift to members of the written press after his side's 1-0 win over Everton on Thursday, but he was far more forthcoming when speaking to the BBC.

Unhappy about the way he has been portrayed in some newspapers, the Israeli refused to give more than one or two-word answers following the victory at Goodison Park which just about kept the Blues in the title race, reports the Daily Mail.

But speaking on television and radio, he said: "It was a good win. We were behind Manchester United from the beginning of the season so it never was in our hands. It is in our hands to do our job and that is what we did.

"On Monday after the game [a 1-1 draw against Wigan] we spoke about how we conceded the late goal.

"Even towards the end we were attacking with six or seven players and they scored the equaliser on the counter-attack, but I like it because we want to change the style of the team.

"We controlled the game. We had chances to make it 2-0 or 3-0 but our last pass was a bit sloppy. We scored a fantastic goal though.

"Tonight we wanted to score again to wrap it up, but in the last few minutes it is important to make sure you win the points.

"Despite all the speculation, it's not hard to focus. It's just part of life.

"I have been in life for many years now and pressure is part of it. Journalists who say we are having a bad season are trying to do their job, but maybe sometimes not in the right way."

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