It’s not something that’s worth thinking too much about.
It’s similar to thinking last season that the nightmare scenario could happen and we could get relegated just before the new massive Premier League TV Rights deals clicked in.
And it did.
But it’s not worth thinking too much about what will happen if we don’t manage to get promoted this season – thinking about terrible things that may happen never did anybody any good.
Jonjo Shelvey and Rafa Benitez in training
Jonjo Shelvey has brought that up today that if we don’t get promoted this season it will be a complete failure and he’s right – given the many great players we now have in the Newcastle squad.
That’s the number one goal – it’s the only real goal for this season – promotion back to the Premier League.
This is some of what Jonjo has said today:
“You do want to play every game, but I think there are seven games in September, so you’re not going to be able to play in every one of them.”
“That’s why we’ve got a squad, and everyone is pulling in the right direction.”
“We’ve all got one focus – it’s a team game and you can’t win anything on your own. As long as everyone is pulling in the right direction, we’ll get there.”
“In my opinion, if we don’t go up, it’s a complete failure,” “When you look around at the dressing room and see the players we’ve got, we’ll have failed if we don’t get promoted.”
“There are people here who have been there and done it, and there’s a lot of Premier League players in that changing room.”
Rafa will ensure no emphasis is placed on the negatives of not getting promoted – he’s far too good and far too experienced a manager to ever let that happen.
Rather he wants to get the friendly competition going between players and start getting those wins on the board and the mood will be very high – as it is right now.
It’s never worth concentrating on the negatives – only the positives – that’s what gets you success.
It could happen we don’t get promoted, but the odds have to be in our favor with the club having done almost everything right since Rafa agreed to stay at Newcastle on May 25th.
Howay The Lads!!