Everton legend Peter Reid responds to comments at Rafa Benitez press conference
Peter Reid responded after Rafa Benitez verified the name of the Everton legend at a press conference on Friday.
Benitez used Reid, a member of Everton’s big 80s teams, as an example three times when raising questions about Lucas Digne’s future at the club.
The Blues said: “I want to ask every fan or former player a question, what will Peter Reid do or say if a player says he doesn’t want to be there?”
After hearing the comments, the 65-year-old responded to Benítez on social networks.
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“I didn’t take what Rafa said as a search. If Digne didn’t want to play for Everton and wanted to move, he wouldn’t have made the bench. COYB, ”Reid tweeted.
Benitez also clarified his comments on Reid.
He said: “What I said was, ‘What would a player who really cares about the team or the club say to someone who doesn’t want to play?’ If they know? This is my point.
“We are defending the club and it makes no sense to put the individual first before the team. I think the former players have the same idea. I know Peter Reid and I know how passionate he is about him. club defense I use it as an example to get people to understand my idea.
“I’m not trying to criticize anyone. Everyone has their opinions. When I was talking about Peter Reid, I was talking about someone who cares about everything, who always pushes for the best of everyone on the pitch. It was the idea.
“So when I talk about that, I mean too who wants everything from the players. When they don’t, I can be upset.”
In the incredible press conference on Friday , Benitez was open on that of Digne want to leave the club.
The France international has not played for Everton since his retirement ahead of the victory over Arsenal last month, although he was included in the final squad of the day against Brighton.
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The situation prompted Digne to be a rumored target for Newcaslte United and Chelsea this month.
And Benitez has provided a direct assessment of his recent discussions with the 28-year-old regarding a possible move.
“I had a few conversations with him, he told me what he was thinking,” Benitez said.
“So what do you expect from the manager when he considers leaving?” “
“I repeat, fans and former players, what would Peter Reid say if a player went to the manager that he didn’t want to be here?