"I liked the positive reaction from the team. After conceding that goal, we played a good game and it was all very positive," said Benitez.
"We could've done better defending corners, but the strikers created many scoring opportunities. Sparta Prague started with a 4-4-2 and pressed us a lot, so it wasn't easy to control the ball."
On president Aurelio de Laurentiis, Benitez added: "I speak to him often. We confront each other on football and it is a normal relationship. We may differ on some opinions, but we must do everything to go forward with the team and the city."
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