Former Sky Sports presenter Richard Keys is not a fan of Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez, but even Richard has said it´s impressive what Rafa has managed to do in the last three games after the debacle at Southampton.
Five points against three of our bogey teams, Swansea, Manchester City and Liverpool is a very good haul and now we have two much easier games coming up against Crustal Palace at home and Aston Villa away.
Easier on paper that is.
Richard Keys – now works for Al Jazeera
But if we can get a couple of wins in those games it will be very interesting to see what the situation is going into the last game of the season at home against Tottenham.
Most pundits believe Sam Allardyce and Sunderland will survive – but we will just havc to wait and see.
This is what Richard Keys has said on hos own web-site about Newcastle:
“The Toon got a really good point at Anfield.” “As you know, he is not my favorite, but Benitez is on a really tidy run – five points from nine.”
“It makes you wonder what might have happened had he gone in sooner, fair play to him.”
“Having said that I still fancy Sunderland to get out of it.”
Richard Keys, along with former Sky Sports colleague Andy Gray work for Al Jazeera and they both present from Doha in Qatar.