Rafa Benitez was cool and calm after the game – as usual – as he spoke to reporters following the 4-3 stoppage time win against league leaders Norwich City last night.
Rafa paid tribute to the fans and also says Newcastle had bad luck in the first half when we should have been ahead at the break, but then we had good luck at the end of the game.
Rafa Benitez gives wry smile at the end of last night’s game
Here’s what Rafa said after the game:
“To feel the fans here when you are scoring goals and winning the game was amazing. I think that we deserved to win.”
“In the first half we deserved to be ahead easily against a good team. The second half was incredible at 3-1 down.
“We didn’t start well in the second half after one or two mistakes but still the team reacted and pushing.
“They played five at the back and we dropped off a little bit. Then we were in attack.
“And for all the bad luck in the first half we had good luck in the second half. In the end we deserved to win.”
The 3 points takes us up to third place in the league table – here’s how the top of the table stands this morning.
But now we have a potential banana skin game at bottom of the table Rotherham United on Saturday and we must not slip up in that game – we have to win it and take all 3 points.
It will be a lot more difficult than it looks on paper and remember – this is Newcastle.
Let us know who you think Newcastle’s best player was last night.