Celta Vigo manager Rafael Benitez has dismissed calls for his resignation from the club after Girona loss.
Celta Vigo faces a relegation battle, currently just one point above the drop zone, as the season progresses.
A 1-0 loss to league leaders Girona extended Celta Vigo’s losing streak to three matches, including a midweek Copa del Rey exit against Real Sociedad.
Despite increasing pressure on Benitez at Estadio Balaidos, the experienced coach asserts he will not resign from his position.
“I’m angry because we lost. I don’t worry about the situation here. I’ve come to Celta for a three-year project. I’m a professional who works 12 hours a day, what I want is for this project to turn out well.” Said Rafael Benitez, reported by Diario AS.
After their cup elimination, Celta Vigo’s sole focus is on league matters. Benitez faces a busy start to February with four scheduled games.
Celta Vigo has not faced relegation from La Liga since 2012 and finished 13th last season. However, the challenge ahead for Benitez appears daunting.