Benitez later said: "It was a game to do well, to get the three points, to regain confidence. We have lacked speed in circulation, success in front of goal and forcefulness.
"Then it is true that the game becomes strange, conceding a goal, the expulsion comes and it seems that things are on track and we are not able to find the way. We should have done something more and we didn't.
"The public has behaved sensationally but in these games when you lack this speed and precision the analysis is deeper than the will. The public was waiting for more clarity in the chances and the three points. And that's why people leave upset and we don't leave happy.
"If we had done all the things, we would be talking about a different situation. The concern is that you play many minutes in a superior position and you have to manage them well."