Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez was not a very happy man after the final whistle yesterday when it was the second game in a row that was a huge surprise – this time on the negative side.
It followed out biggest road win since 1962 when we hammered QPR on Tuesday night but for some reason that win affected our players and they made fart too many mistakes yesterday and got what they deserved – a defeat.
Rafa Benitez – can get Magpies back on track
That’s the third defeat in eight league games but as long as we keep winning games we can still amass quite a few points this season.
This is some of what an unhappy Rafa Benitez said on nufcTV after the game:
“The good thing when you have another game soon is that you can try to do things in the same way that you were doing before.”
“This is the league, the next one will be the cup competition.We are not very happy now and we have to concentrate on the next game and try to do things in the same way that we did before.”
This will be a good challenge for Rafa Benitez to get Newcastle back on track quickly, with hopefully a win on Tuesday night in the EFL Cup 3rd round against Wolves.
Then we have three league games through October 1st before the two week International break – and the results of those games will give us a decent idea of how we can do this season.
Three wins in those games are really what we need to get completely back on track.
September Tue 20 19:45 H Wolves - EFL Cup 3rd round Sat 24 17:30 A Aston Villa Wed 28 19:45 H Norwich City October Sat 01 15:00 A Rotherham United
In his 23 years since he started managing clubs back in 1993, Rafa has managed a massive 979 games with 499 wins for a win average of 50.97%.
So a win on Tuesday night would be the 500th win in Rafa’s stellar career.
That would be nice.