Benitez Explains What´s Needed For Newcastle To Stay Up

Rafa Benitez is adamant that Newcastle cannot make any more mistakes like we did at Liverpool on Saturday, when we had to come back from two  goals down at half time to get what was a well deserved point in the end.

Both goals were sloppy goals scored from outside the penalty area, when both Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana were given too much time to slam the ball into the Newcastle net.

Two excellent individual efforts no doubt, but slack marking from the Newcastle side.

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Rafa Benitez training at Benton

It looks like if we can win all three remaining games we could be safe, after what´s been yet another disastrous season for the club.

This is what Rafa Benitez has said is necessary for the club to stay up:

“Every game for us now is a final,” “We know we cannot make mistakes.”

“We will play at home against Crystal Palace, and hopefully the fans will help. Aston Villa will also be really important.”

“Hopefully, we can fight to the end against Tottenham and stay up.”

“I think the players now have belief.” “The last three games we saw a lot of character.”

“The reaction of the team after we lost against Southampton has been fantastic.”

“Everyone thinks we can do it. It depends on other things too, but we are trying to do our best.”

If we do win the three games we are also assuming that both Sunderland and Norwich will drop some points.

It´s a decent chance for Newcastle to survive this season – especially after where we were after the Southampton defeat – and we should take it.

Howay The Lads!!

5 comments so far

  • G

    Apr 26, 2016 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #1

    Still relying on the generousity of others, but if our luck holds, we might just do this. Howay the Toon.

  • shaun83

    Apr 26, 2016 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #2

    Definitely hopeful but definitely a long shot. I’ve seen people saying Sunderland haven’t won games lately and aren’t suddenly going to, well same could be said for us unfortunately. 1 win in ? And now we need 3 in a row. Could be some twists and turns yet though.

  • NoahJ

    Apr 26, 2016 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #3

    Cisse got a goal on saturday, but he puts so much of a burden on the team with his poor movement. I want people who are committed and able in this last ditch attempt to stay up- it has to be mitro.

    dropping Gini has been a masterstroke (albeit one we’ve all be crying out for the last 3 months), and it has made him perform better when he comes on. I personally think the same needs to happen to Perez; his form has dipped since he signed the new contract. why don’t we start with new ideas, e.g. Aarons.

  • MassiveG

    Apr 26, 2016 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #4

    I think Cisse is much maligned. He’s so much more of a goal threat, can make things happen out of nothing, OK ball doesn’t stick as well as Mitro but he still has some link up play in him and some glancing header passes. I agree with Wijno and Perez – I think he is offering the least at the moment. If it wasn’t for Sissoko doing relatively well down the middle i would probable advocate Mitro Cisse up front with Townsend Colback Tiote Sissoko behind as a four

  • Jamesnufc94

    Apr 26, 2016 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #5

    Are you serious about cisse?have you been watching the last few games he’s started?he’s absolute rubish!his first touch is awful,his heading is crap and he can’t hit a open net!that’s the one time he’s got some thing on target and scored


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