Rafa Benitez drums into his players before every single game that the opponents must be respected and that the lads cannot expect an easy game.
We have teams both home and away playing near their best form against Newcastle and that’s likely to happen with Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.
Certainly their players are looking forward to playing at the famous St. James’ Park in front of over 50,000 fans against probably the best team in the league.
After all, they have nothing to lose with Newcastle the favorites to win almost every game we play this season.
Paul Dummett in action against Cardiff
But local Paul Dummett knows the lads must play as a team and at or near their best – and if they do that then they have a good chance of winning on Saturday.
This is what the Kenton lad had to say in the Chronicle today:
“We are confident that every game we go into we can win.” “The message is always that if we work as a team we can beat any team in this league.”
“On paper, we have one of the best teams.” “As long as we have a good team work ethic then we’ll win the majority of the games.”
“Hopefully, we can keep on doing that until the end of the season.”
“I wasn’t aware of the possible record (possible 10 wins in a row on Saturday) until after the Leeds game.” “But you definitely want to be part of a team that makes history.”
“For any team to win that many games in a row is massive.” “We just need to carry on and with the squad we’ve got we should be capable.” “We must keep on going in every game.”
“There’s a cup game coming up too but we have a big enough squad to rotate the team.” “Hopefully we get a positive result in every game we play in.” “We are on a really good run.”
“We just need to keep that going and with a home game in front of our fans we should be able to do it.”
Rafa seems to be doing an excellent job of keeping the players’ feet firmly on the ground during a period of over two months when we have won every single game we have played.
It’s a lot different to last season when we were losing far too many games under Steve McClaren.
We prefer winning games – we prefer Rafa Benitez.
Howay The Lads!!