The Spaniard is under pressure at Chelsea after a sequence of poor results in cups, but has been told the club are focused solely on securing Champions League football again.
“All I can say is what I know: I have had meetings,” said Benitez. “We were talking about the situation and it’s clear for me the priority is the top four and progressing as much as we can in the other competitions. My position is exactly the same: I will try to do my job as well as I can. I cannot lose my focus.”
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