then I really had to win the next ball.
"At half time, the boss came to speak to me and I realised: 'Come on, it's the same as it has been all season. I don't have to win every ball.' So I think I did better in the second half."
Rafael, who misses out on playing against his brother Fabio in Saturday's clash at QPR because the loanee is ineligible for the game, recently admitted that he has never been in direct opposition to his twin apart from in competitive training sessions.
"In training here, we battled a lot when we trained together but I’ve never played against him properly," he confessed.