Rafa´s positive and single-minded attitude is finally getting through to our players, who have grossly under performed for the club this season, but this week Rafa will be telling them again and again that all is not lost.
Newcastle have certainly done well to pick up 5 points in the last three very tough games – at home to Swansea and Manchester City and away to Liverpool.
Jurgen Klopp and Rafa Benitez on Saturday
We now need to keep up that same form and determination in our last three (easier) games – Crystal Palace (H), Aston Villa (A) and Tottenham (H) and with three wins we could even survive this season.
But that will also depend on how Sunderland and Norwich fare in their final four games.
Benitez has hinted he would like to take Newcastle back to Anfield next season:
“Hopefully it will be the same and we see Liverpool go in the right direction.”
“He’s a manager who’s got great experience and is a lovely person, someone who the players and the fans will enjoy.”
“Hopefully he can be successful and do well.”
“And hopefully next year we can play Newcastle and Liverpool again in the Premier League!.”
If we can stay up then Newcastle fans will be in football heaven this summer – as we all watch just how Rafa will rebuild the Newcastle team and help rebuild the club with his various recommendations to whomever is the new top executive at the club.
We assume Lee Charnley will be replaced by somebody who can do the job.
A contrast – a big contrast – will be if we are relegated and Rafa doesn´t want to coach for one season down below – and he leaves us.
That would be another tragedy Newcastle fans would have to bear.
We have had far too many of them over these last two or three years as the club seems to have been allowed to go to hell in a handbasket – until Rafa arrived on the scene on March 11th and gave us all new hope.
But hope is all we’ve had for far too long now as Newcastle fans – and we need more than that.
We need Rafa Benitez to stay.