"If we don't change things right now and understand how crucial this moment is, we will waste another one or two months on two or three targets and we'll start having to sign third-choice players," Benitez said. "That would leave us contenders to be in the top four. Nothing else. After three years working really hard, we've not progressed enough. I have confidence in the Americans because they say they will back me, but I want to see things happening right now. I'm tired of talking, talking."
"It is the situation I've been watching here in the last few years," he fumed. "They say we are close, but we are not close. We are 21 points behind and we cannot work harder. I cannot work more than 20 hours a day."