Rafa Benitez has just given his press conference for the first game of the Championship season at Craven Cottage tomorrow night and Rafa has said he respects Fulham.
Rafa Benitez – at press conference today
These are some of the comments Rafa has made in his press conference:
“The players are working very hard and they are ready.”
“We know the Championship is very difficult but we have the hope and belief that we can do well.”
“We have a lot of respect for Fulham. They beat Crystal Palace 3-1 and have a good manager. It will not be an easy game.”
“Jamaal is someone who is grown quickly. He takes responsibility and knows what it take to be the captain of this massive club.”
“I had a conversation with both Dwight and Mitro as they both wanted the number 9 shirt. In the end, Mitro told him to take it.”
Fulham’s new manager Slavisa Jokanovic is very good and he was the one who got Watford promoted in May, 2015 after only joining the club the previous October on a short term contract.
But it seems he could not agree terms with Watford and in early June of last year he was replaced by Quique Sanchez Flores.
Fulham could well be the surprise club in the Championship this season and it will be a tough test for Newcastle.