Rafael Benitez: 'Eden Hazard and ball boy both wrong'

Benitez: 'Hazard and ball boy both wrong'
© PA Photos
Chelsea boss Rafael Benitez says both parties were at fault after Eden Hazard is involved in an altercation with a ball boy in the League Cup semi-final at Swansea City.

Chelsea boss Rafael Benitez has insisted that both Eden Hazard and the Swansea City ball boy he tussled with were at fault over the incident at the Liberty Stadium this evening.

The midfielder was shown the red card after he appeared to kick the youngster for failing to return the ball quickly during the League Cup semi-final.

"They both recognise there was a mistake," Benitez told BBC Sport.

"The boy was apologising for time wasting. Hazard was frustrated and tried to get the ball. He was kicking the ball and getting the ball.

"We can analyse if for half an hour but we know that both are wrong."

The game finished in a 0-0 draw meaning Swansea progress to the final 2-0 on aggregate. They will meet League Two outfit Bradford City at Wembley.

Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup during the match against Fulham on December 29, 2012
Read Next:
Laudrup: 'Hazard will regret ball boy incident'
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City24212170185265
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd24165349163353
3Chelsea24155445162950
4Liverpool23138254282647
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs24136547222545
6Arsenal24126645311442
7Leicester CityLeicester249783632434
8Burnley249781921-234
9Everton2477102639-1328
10Watford2475123344-1126
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2468103042-1226
12Bournemouth2467112536-1125
13Crystal Palace2467112237-1525
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2466121941-2224
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2465132234-1223
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2458111733-1623
17Stoke CityStoke2465132550-2523
18Southampton24410102435-1122
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom24311101931-1220
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account