Rafa Benitez in his press conference today had some good words to say about Andros Townsend as well as Moussa Sissoko and it seems that Rafa’s main concern with the former Tottenham winger is that he doesn’t quite realize just how good he is.
Andros made one and scored one on Saturday and he was second in the Man of the Match voting to Jamaal Lascelles – and he had an excellent game against Swansea.
Andros Townsend scoring after 89 minutes on Saturday
Rafa had good words to say about Moussa Sissoko that the Frenchman always trains very well and gives 100% and has been helping Rafa with some of the French players with some translations and Moussa always tries to carry out exactly what Rafa wants.
Rafa had some significant praise for Andros Townsend who has turned out to be a great buy for us in January:
“I think he can score goals and he has to realize just how good he is.”
“He has the ability and the quality to get into the box and make the difference.”
“So if he can understand that I am very pleased, but the main thing for me for Andros is that he has to realize he is really good and he can make a difference.”
Those words should give Andros some great confidence for the rest of the season, that one of the top managers in the game thinks he is a lot better than he himself thinks he is.
Hopefully Andros can bang in a few goals tomorrow night with that great left foot of his.
The 24 year-old is already becoming a big fan favorite on Tyneside.