Rafa Benitez has announced his team for the game at Burton Albion this afternoon.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) December 17, 2016
So in come DeAndre Yedlin at right back for Anita and Christian Atsu on the wing for Yoan Gouffran so there a little more attacking thrust in those two positions.
This could be a bit of a banana skin game today so the lads have to concentrate and make sure we get 3 points and stay at the top of the league for Christmas.
This is what Rafa has said about the game today:
“I remember at the beginning of the season, watching some of their games, and I was impressed with the atmosphere, the fans and the intensity,”
“Watching their games now to prepare for the game, it’s the same.”
“You can see that they have very good team spirit, they work very hard, they have some good players who have pace and they are strong.” “They can make the difference in a game, especially at home.”
“At home they are doing well, and away they have maybe more problems, but we are playing there so we know it will be a tough game.”
“We are at the top of the table and we want to stay there, and we have to approach every game with the idea of getting three points. Brighton are doing really well so we cant stop doing what we are doing at the moment, and that is trying to win every game.”
“When the team is doing well, scoring goals and keeping clean sheets, as a manager you have to be really pleased.”
“And that’s what we have to do – keep doing these things, working as a team, and then the individuals will make a difference.”
Newcastle fans expect a win this afternoon – let’s hope we get it.