In his press conference today for the home game tomorrow against Birmingham City, Rafa Benitez has talked about Newcastle’s in-form goalkeeper Karl Darlow.
Karl has become one of the stars of the season so far and he seems to be improving all the time as his confidence rises.
Rafa talked about Karl today and he admits Karl is doing well.
Karl Darlow and Rafa Benitez last season
This was after the 1-0 win against Crystal Palace on April 30th
Karl Darlow brilliantly saved a penalty from Yohan Cabaye
Here’s some of what Rafa said today as reported in the Shields Gazette:
“At the moment we have to see where we are. “We play too many games, so you don’t have too much time to see people.”
“Every week he (Karl Darlow) has improved. Every week he is playing with more confidence.” “For me, as a manager, you have 27 players.”
“It doesn’t matter who plays.” “I try to make the right decisions, and sometimes I don’t.”
“Karl is doing really well, I was keeping an eye on him and the other goalkeepers with the coach Simon Smith.”
“If it is difficult for them to get back in the team, then it is difficult for me. That’s good for the team.”
Certainly Rafa has managed to create enormous competition for places in all positions in the Newcastle team and as he says – that’s very good.
We need to beat Birmingham tomorrow afternoon.