Injury Update – Comments From Rafa’s Press Conference


Rafa Benitez has just given his press conference for the Mancsheter City game at home tomorrow night and the news is that both Coloccini and Janmaat are still not fit for this game, but that young Kevin Mbabu is close.

Rafa also give an interesting statement today that if we believe like we did against Swansea then we can beat anyone.

The “we” meaning both the players and the fans we suspect – we all have to believe and somehow help our players to play out of their skins tomorrow night.

A win would blow the roof off St. James’ Park for sure.

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Rafa Benitez – gave press conference for man City game


Here’s some of what Rafa said:

“You can’t be just worried about Sergio Augero or Kevin De Bruyne.” “They have a lot of good players.”  “Manchester City are a team who are doing so well in Champions League and have many good players. We have to be ready for a difficult game”

“I still don’t have the team decided so you can keep guessing for another day.” “We all have to stick together, work hard and try to get three points in this game.”

“If we believe like we did against Swansea then we can beat anyone. We have nothing to lose at the moment and we have confidence.”

“There are some knocks but they will be fine. We still don’t have Coloccini and Janmaat. Mbabu is very close.”  ‘I don’t know about the captaincy. I still haven’t decided the team. I have to think about Jonjo Shelvey.”

“I still don’t have the team decided so you can keep guessing for another day.” “We all have to stick together, work hard and try to get three points in this game.”

“I chose Sissoko as captain because of how he behaves in training every day. He works hard, helps me with French players.”

On paper this looks like a Manchester City win, especially since we have lost every one of our last 12 league games against City, although we did beat them 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium in the League Cup in October, 2014.

But it would be fantastic time to get our first win in 13 league games against them – and we have to have some shock wins over the last five games if we are going to avoid relegation.

Howay The Lads!!



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