JUAN Mata insists Chelsea's under-fire boss Rafa Benitez has the full support of his players ahead of tonight's vital Champions League clash against Nordsjaelland.
The Blues have failed to win any of there three games since the Spaniard took over from Roberto Di Matteo a fortnight ago and will be eliminated if they don't beat the Danish champions at Stamford Bridge this evening.
Chelsea must win and hope Shakhtar Donetsk overcome Juventus if they are to continue the defence of their crown.
Fans have called for Benitez to be sacked and have made their feelings plain towards the ex-Liverpool boss.
But Mata insists he is the right man to transform the club's campaign and get them back on track.
He said: “Yes, we have trust in him. Rafa wants the best for the team and if we want to win the Premier League, the FIFA World Clup Cup or other competitions, we have to be together.
“He is a very experienced manager and is trying to help us and we are trying to help him. We are working in a different way. We are always with the ball in training, plus we are trying to change tactical things.
“We were aware [of fan unrest] but it’s not my responsibility. The supporters are free to do whatever they want but we have to be thinking about other things, not things like that.
“We always try to play our best and show that we are a good team. After that we have to play for them.
“We are all with him, working hard with him. To win things we have to be a unit — the club, the fans, everyone.
“I think players have to be professional, no matter who the manager is. When there is a change, it’s because things are not going good. As a player I just try to work as well as I can no matter who is in charge.”
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