Alan Shearer On What Rafa Benitez Has Given Newcastle


After Spurs were 2-0 ahead at half time at Stamford Bridge tonight but Chelsea came back with two second half goals and the game ended 2-2.

That means that Leicester City have won the Premier League – and maybe it´s one of the biggest upset in sports history – certainly in English football history.

It´s the very first English League title ever for Leicester  City – amazing.

But during the second half tonight, as the win was slipping away from them Spurs players lost their discipline and committed a number of bad fouls on the Chelsea player and Eric Diet for one should have seen a red card.

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Alan Shearer Rafa Benitez has given Newcastle one hell of a chance

But it means that Spurs will not be challenging for the Premier League when they visit Newcastle on the final day of the season, which we thought would be the case this morning.

Newcastle have two games left – Aston Villa at Villa Park on Saturday and then Spurs at home on the final day.

Alan Shearer has complimented our new manager Rafa Benitez on the amazing turnaround he has carried out in the last four games – which we have picked up 8 points – two wins and two draws.

This is what Alan Shearer has said on BBC:

“It took Rafa Benitez three or four games to get to know his players.” “Once he did, he left out ones that deserved to be left out.”

“He has now formed team spirit and togetherness that certainly wasn’t there before he arrived – he has given Newcastle one hell of a chance of staying in the Premier League.”

“Confidence is a huge thing and there is a feel good factor around Newcastle now, belief and a chance.”

“There is also that belief in the crowd, they are generating an atmosphere now that is good to play in, whereas three months ago with Steve McClaren it was all doom and gloom.”

“A month ago Newcastle had no chance, I hope they don’t regret not bringing in Rafa Benitez earlier – they should have.”

If we can stay up then there´s no reason, with Rafa clearing out some deadwood and bringing in some very good players this summer – that we cannot immediately be challenging next season for a top six place.

And given what Leicester have done this season – maybe even higher than top six?

But first things first – and we must still be in the Premier League next season.

That is job one – the only job Newcastle have to achieve this season.

Two wins is what the lads have to deliver in the last two games and then we are almost certain to survive relegation.

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