Rafa Benitez has just completed his press conference for the tough game at Nottingham Forest tomorrow night in the Championship.
We have managed to lose our last two games after winning nine in a row.
We played badly at home to Blackburn last Saturday and when we played well in the EFL 5th round at Hull City on Tuesday night we still lost.
Rafa Benitez at his press conference
Some of Rafa’s comments are now being reported on the Newcastle United Twitter account and in Chronicle Live.
These are some of them in no particular order:
“We played vs a PL team and we played very well for long periods. But when we score, we must manage it a lot better.”
“The defeat on penalties was hard to take, but at least we didn’t get any injuries. We played well and learned a lot”
“We have to change some players – how many, we have to decide.’ “When you don’t have much time between games, you have to rest players.”
“Nottingham Forest are a good team. They’re doing well now – they’ve had some good results and are scoring goals so we know they will be dangerous.”
“The Championship is always difficult but Forest are scoring goals and are difficult.”
“After so many wins in a row, people weren’t expecting defeat against Blackburn. Now we have to be sure we get back to good habits.”
We definitely need a win tomorrow night but it looks a tough game with only 50% of our fans thinking we can win this one.