Spanish newspaper Marca in Madrid have an article out today about Rafa Benitez and Newcastle United and how they are on the up in England’s second division.
Marca are reporting that Newcastle now have five straight wins in the Championship and that our investment in new players in the summer is starting to pay off.
Rafa Benitez – success at Newcastle
The headline is “Benitez taking Championship by storm” – and they point to the masterclass 6-0 defeat of QPR at Loftus Road on Tuesday night.
The article points out that the Championship is regarded as one of the most competitive leagues in the world, but that Rafa Benitez’ Newcastle are starting to do really well.
You have to remember that in Madrid Rafa is a native son – and just like in Seattle they report on how well DeAndre Yedlin is doing on Tyneside, it’s much the same in Madrid with Rafa.
They point out that Aston Villa were also relegated with Newcastle in May, but they are struggling in the league at the moment.
Villa drew 1-1 at home to Brentford last night and they are in 17th place with 7 points from their first seven games.
Five league wins on the trot and four clean sheets and they think Rafa is currently doing just fine on Tyneside after those early defeats to Fulham and Huddersfield Town in our first two games.
You can bet the Marca paper will be checking throughout the season on how Rafa and Newcastle are doing.
Hopefully we will get lots of good news in Madrid this season – because we continue to do extremely well.