Rafa really does believe that is the fans can keep supporting the players and the players play with the desire and intensity they showed against Swansea last Saturday we have a good chance of avoiding relegation.
To be fair Rafa has said that ever since he arrived at Newcastle on March 11th and in his press conference today he was very upbeat again, but also down to earth and he is very clear about what his players have to do in every one of the five games remaining to get the wins to avoid the drop.
Rafa Benitez – Newcastle United manager
Rafa has been really impressed with the players in training, but he hasn’t always seen that in the games since he arrived and he said now is the time for the players to show their talent and skill in the remaining games, which are vital for Newcastle’s survival.
This is some of what Rafa has said:
“Obviously it was good for everyone – everyone was expecting a good game – 3 points – but the way that we won with the passion, the intensity the character that the players showed on the pitch on the pitch that the fans were expecting.”
“I said after the game credit to our players and credit to our fans because together they can make a massive difference.”
Thank you to the fans. If we stick together then it’s easier for us to approach the game and gives us the chance to win.” “The players that started were really good.”
“And the other players who came on helped the team.” “We saw what we expect from this team – we have to show the same in the other games.”
It would really be a massive win if we are able to get 3 points tomorrow – that’s what the lads will go for and they will be cheered on by a sell-out crowd at St. James’ Park.
Howay The Lads!!