Benitez seeking balance

July 10, 2005
By Norman Hubbard
Terry Venables liked his goalkeepers. George Graham loved a centre-back (though he preferred to have at least six). Neil Warnock has amassed a selection of journeymen forwards. Now we have discovered what Rafael Benitez's weakness is: wingers.

Or, to be precise, left wingers. To Harry Kewell, Luis Garcia, Stephen Warnock and John Arne Riise, he has added Mark Gonzalez and Boudewijn Zenden. Luis Figo could give the Spaniard a seventh option on the left flank.

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