Tomorrow could be a sorry day for Newcastle fans with Sunderland having a chance to shock Leicester City at the Stadium of Light and it would only take Norwich City to beat Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park to put Newcastle even further from safety.
While it would be a shock if we don´t lose at St. Mary´s tomorrow anything is still possible and we have to keep the faith.
And Rafa Benitez had even held one-on-one meetings with some of the senior Newcastle players in his drive to save Newcastle from relegation and get the best out of the players.
Rafa Benitez talks to Papiss Cisse at Sunderland game
Those players have included Papiss Cisse and Cheick Tiote who are two of our most experienced Premier League players in the squad.
Two home wins and two home draws from 12 league games this year, with one point from the last six games tells Newcastle´s sorry story.
Rafa has said this in the Chronicle today:
“They realized the situation and they want to fight and do everything to stay up.”
“Papiss is somebody who is so positive in the training sessions. I spent some time talking with him and I was impressed.”
“He wants to win, score goals and give 100%.” “We will try. We have been talking about Mitrovic and crosses for him.”
“We have to play quickly if we can for Papiss – we will try to do that, but obviously we don’t have too much time.”
“We can make profit from the quality of these players.”
Rafa is obviously doing everything he can possibly do, but it still looks to will be a failing effort at this point with the league looking like this at the bottom.
The Newcastle players will have to share the responsibility for relegation this season, assuming we do take the drop, and too many of our very highly paid stars have not performed well enough for the club this season.