Rafa Benitez was on Sky Sports this evening and seemed to be in high spirits.
Rafa Benitez – complimentary about Keegan and Newcastle
He talked about Newcastle United and Kevin Keegan and was surprisngly complimentary to both.
â€œI think they have enough quality in their squad, and also the manager has a lot of experience. It’s a surprise where they are because they have very good players, so hopefully after this game they will start winning,â€ (said with a wry smile).
â€œI think that, because they were in a bad position, and then they couldn’t win the first games, they have been a little bit under pressure.â€
â€When you are under pressure you cannot play at your level. But they have enough quality and experience in the squad, so I think after this game they will start winning.â€
Benitez also talked about Liverpool old boy Michael Owen who scored 118 goals in 216 first team appearances for the club from 1997-2004.
â€œWe know Michael is a very good player and a great finisher.â€
“We’ll have to take care of him tomorrow and if he is calm against us then maybe he can go and score 20 goals,â€
As we said, Rafa seemed upbeat and even tried to crack a few jokes.
It could be a classic game again tomorrow with Keegan no doubt relishing playing against Liverpool again. In his first stint at the club they were some of the best games seen in the Premier league when his entertainers played Liverpool.
Yes, we know we shouldnâ€™t talk too much about the past, but we are hoping at 5pm tomorrow afternoon that weâ€™ll have something good to talk about again.
A win is not such a fallacy tomorrow.