Rafa Benitez doesn’t get carried away and he is also a perfectionist, so while the Newcastle manager is pleased to get the first win under his belt – so to speak – Rafa knows there are still vast improvements that need to be made.
But he has again said that it’s hard for the players to concentrate when everything is still happening in the transfer market.
Rafa knows the side can do better and will do better.
Rafa Benitez – kind of pleased with win
This is what Benitez said after the game tonight:
“I know we can do much better, how much? That’s difficult to quantify, but I am sure we will improve.”
“We’ll have bad games, but I know that we will get better. Players could leave and players will come in before the end of the transfer window.”
“So it’s quite complicated to keep everybody focused. But we’ll get offers and some may go.” “At the moment it’s not easy for players to focus when they could leave, but we saw that against Reading.”
“We showed good character after conceding just before half-time.” “We have to play well and show that character. It’s always important to get results, the way you get helps you grow in the future.”
“If you do well we have more possibilities to win games.” “We could be saying the same about Fulham or Huddersfield , we made one mistake at Fulham and two against Huddersfield.”
“We made another against Reading and we conceded a goal but scored four.” “In the end, what matters is winning.”
The defense again looked too uncertain, especially in the first half when it was a close game – and we made yet another mistake to give them their goal on the stroke of half time.
Rafa can see where the improvements need to be made and we think we will start seeing those improvement in the coming games – starting with the defense.
It’s good to get the win though.