Benitez on Europa Cup glory mission

BY foxsports • February 23, 2010

Rafael Benitez hopes to repay Liverpool's supporters with Europa League success after crashing out of the Champions League earlier this season.

The Spaniard's team face Unirea Urziceni in the second leg of their Europa League tie in Bucharest on Thursday with Benitez insisting European silverware would still represent a success in an otherwise-disappointing campaign.

"When you win a European competition it is always very important," Benitez told the club's website. "Stevie and Carra have that experience, also it is something I know from Valencia.

"If you cannot be in the Champions League, you have to do your best in this tournament and we would love to give a trophy to our fans. We want to do something important.

"We have got to try to keep winning games, doing our best and you never know - we might be able to win the trophy."


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