Rafa gave his interview on BBC after the game, but anybody looking at this interview without the sound would think we had lost the game.
But Rafa’s words were that he was pleased with the work-rate of his players, and he also thought the Stoke players were giving their best too.
Rafa also thought we should have been awarded a penalty when Dwight Gayle seemed to be fouled in the penalty area in the second half but surprise, surprise – we didn’t get it.
Rafa Benitez – always on an even keel whatever the result
Remember when you watch this interview we actually won the game with Rafa almost in the exact same somber mood whether we win, lose or draw.