Benitez bemoans surrendering control in extra time

April 30, 2008

Benitez believed his side were in control when they handed Chelsea the initiative in extra-time.

GettyImagesJohn Arne Riise cannot hide his desolation at Liverpool's semi-final exit.

The Spaniard said: 'I thought we were very close. We played well in the second half. But the third goal killed it.

'We had control of the game, we had two chances in extra-time and we were in control.

'And we were preventing them from creating.'

Benitez insisted he did not regret his criticism of Drogba, saying: 'I don't think so, when you play a semi-final in the Champions League I don't think you think about anything other than that.'