Benitez Unhappy With Too Many Mistakes – Self-Inflicted Defeat

Rafa Benitez was unhappy with the Newcastle performance this afternoon which was a shock 2-0 win against Wolves that broke our six game winning streak.

But Rafa said Newcastle made far too many mistakes in this game and were making wrong decisions throughout that basically cost us this game.


Rafa Benitez – at St. James’ Park today – too many errors

This is what Rafa said after the game:

“I didn’t expect to start the game as we started.”  “We started the game making mistakes.” “The own goal was worse as it was when we had more control.”

“It gave them the opportunity to believe and keep working hard.”  “The second goal was the same. It was another mistake.”

“They were organized and worked hard.”  “We were making the wrong decisions.” “Our football decisions were wrong and we put ourselves under pressure.”

It was not a good way to end such a positive run – and it seems that we basically gave the game away to Wolves – and that’s not good in such a very important season for us.

We go against Wolves again at home on Tuesday night in the 3rd round of the EFL Cup – and a much better performance is expected – whether it will be delivered we don’t know.

The Newcastle bubble has been well and truly bust today with a lethargic performance – at home too – which make it even harder to take.

But there were warning s this kind of thing could happen after the fabulous 6-0 rout of QPR on Tuesday night – our players must become a lot more professional and quickly too.

But it’s only one game and our players simply have to learn from their mistakes after this lethargic display.

Rafa will have learned some about his players today, with their poor performance and other players will get their chance on Tuesday night.

It’s very disappointing.

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