We watched the Rafa Benitez press conference today and Rafa was unconcerned about the poor start to the season.
He admitted results-wise it’s been very bad with two defeats in our first two games, but Rafa said we could also have won both games if we had taken our chances and defended better.
Rafa Benitez – remains calm and confident
Certainly Rafa doesn’t panic – and he was a calming influence in front of the press this afternoon and he seems upbeat and pleased with the many good players he believes he has in the squad.
Fans are concerned however, because of the lead-up to the season when we are supposed to do really well.
That comes after two of the worst seasons we have ever had in the Premier League and of course we were finally relegated in May.
So starting with two defeats this season was a complete shock and it’s going to be tough and probably a lot more difficult than seven years ago.
In the 2009-2010 season we were promoted straight back to the Premier League with a massive 102 points, 30 wins and only four defeats.
This is what Rafa said today:
“I still have confidence because I am sure we will be where we want to be at the end of the season.”
“We will be stronger at the end of the transfer window because we will have brought in more players and some will have left so we will be more focused as a squad.”
“My best team at the end of the month will be very different.”
“It is not a case that everything we were doing is wrong because we have lost two games. A lot of things we have done right but there are other things to fix and improve.”
“If someone wants Moussa, they have to pay and if we are happy with the price, we will consider it.”
But if we are not happy, then he can stay here and I will be pleased to keep him.”
Rafa Benitez is a professional and we believe he will be able to turn things around rather quickly.
That’s the hope in any case.