Rafa’s Astute Words To His Newcastle Players

Newcastle put in a scintillating performance last night against an in-form Manchester City side and were a little unlucky not to take all 3 points in the 1-1 draw, but this gutsy and all-out performance from the players will give them loads of confidence.

They now have to go into the final four games of the season and try to get 3 points in every single one of them, which is possible based on last night’s performance.

Newcastle fans now have some hope, because of the last two performances and we could even get enough points to survive.

rafa benitez after man city point

Rafa Benitez after the game last night
Let’s hope he stays if we go down

But the club – woefully managed for the last two years from the top – waited far too long to bring in Rafa to replace the woeful Steve McClaren – who is maybe a mediocre Championship manager at best.

Here’s some of what Rafa Benitez said after the game last night:

“For us, it’s just don’t look at the table too much, it’s just concentrating on the next game, that’s it.” “If you are doing numbers, you are wasting time.”

“You have to try to get three points in the next one, then approach the others with the same idea and see where you are after the last game.”

“To see the team with this belief, this fight, you have to be optimistic for the rest of the games.”

Those are really smart words to his players from the impressive Newcastle manager.

Sergio Aguero’s 14th minute goal was way offside and should have been disallowed – and the linesman should have some explaining to do.

But nothing will be done about it – and it’s yet another embarrassing decision that was seen around the world last night with TV replays showing the Argentine was well offside.

What was the linesman doing when the free kick was taken that led to the goal?

Oh well – as Rafa says – we have to move on and try to beat Liverpool on Saturday.

Last night we broke a 12 game losing streak against City in the league.

It was a pulsating performance from all our Newcastle players – we are proud of them!

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2 comments so far

  • hibbitt

    Apr 20, 2016 at 8:10 AM

    Comment #1

    i went looking for a point last night and got it
    100% performance and effort
    we need the same commitment against liverpool with the same attitude don’t get beat
    another game i would take a point now
    keep the faith lads

  • lochinvar

    Apr 20, 2016 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #2

    The FA demote refs who have had bad games to lower league games.
    Can we be assured that the Linesman who forgot the rules of football will be sent on a refresher course.

    The Refs clearly want the introduction of TMO’s as this will put them in the spotlight and they can become celebrities in their own right waving their hands in the air, running to see the big screen and asking the upstairs officials if they are looking good on screen.

    I’ll take that distraction if it means that the right decisions are taken and results are not affected by decisions which based on recent events leads us to question the integrity of many of the officials ability and judgement .


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