Rafael Benitez disappointed with Chelsea defeat

Chelsea interim manager Rafa Benitez prior to kick-off against Southampton on March 30, 2013
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Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez admits that he is "really disappointed" with his side's 2-1 defeat to Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-finals.

Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez has admitted that he is "really disappointed" with his side's FA Cup semi-final defeat to Manchester City.

The defending champions were beaten 2-1 at Wembley Stadium on Sunday as City made it through to their second final in three years.

"I am really disappointed with the result," Benitez told BBC Sport. "When we played with Fernando Torres, the team had more energy.

"If you see the performance in the second half, the players will know they can do well in the rest of the season. You could see we had energy, quality and desire."

Chelsea return to Premier League action on Wednesday when they make the short trip to neighbours Fulham.

Opposing bosses Roberto Mancini and Rafa Benitez shake hands before the Man City v Chelsea match on February 24, 2013
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