Sky Sports pundit Thierry Henry was speaking about the Newcastle – Manchester City game last night in which we got a 1-1 draw – but in truth we really needed the win – given we are still second bottom of the league with just four games to play.
But Newcastle were simply terrific and Henry is clear that Newcastle now look like a team that is managed by Rafa Benitez.
Newcastle closed down the City players from the very first whistle and it’s a long time since we saw a Newcastle team look so united together – as the players worked their socks off for the cause.
Rafa Benitez on touchline last night
It was disappointing we couldn’t get the win but our lads were also magnificent on the night.
This is what Thierry Henry said after the game:
“They won a game and suddenly there is belief.” “They can build from the victory over Swansea and even more from the point against City.”
“We know how hard it is going to be for them at Anfield but once you have that belief you can do anything you want.” “Newcastle are starting to look like a team managed by Rafa Benitez.”
Niall Quinn, the former Sunderland player and Chairman was also an analyst at the game and this is what he had to say about the impressive Magpies:
“Momentum for Newcastle is huge, that’s the point, the dressing room will be buzzing again.”
“If Manchester City had nicked the win at the end it would have been so flat, so the importance of the result cannot be underestimated.”
“Now they have got to build up again, get their bodies right, train for a few days and go again.”
“They can’t look further than the next game, though we can, they will be trying to keep the whole thing going and hope they get something at Liverpool.”
Newcastle need some wins in these final four games of what has been another catastrophic season for the club and we must go all out for all 3 points in every single game.
We’re also sure that Rafa will do exactly that.
Howay The Lads!!