Mata insists Chelsea will not wilt due to Rafa Benitez's 'hate mob'

Last Updated: Wed, Dec 05, 2012 10:50 hrs

Chelsea striker Juan Mata has insisted that the Blues squad will not wilt under the pressure even if fans continue their hate campaign against Rafa Benitez.

"We are aware of it. But it's not our responsibility. The supporters are free to do whatever they want," the Daily Star quoted Mata, as saying.

According to the report, the Blues must beat Nordsjaelland tonight and hope Juventus can beat Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine to avoid becoming the first winners to go out of the Champions League group stage.

But home fans are sure to give Benitez another rough ride after Saturday's 3-1 defeat at West Ham left Chelsea winless in his first three games in charge, the report said. (ANI)

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