Rafa has made some statements last night after the game, when he was off camera and interviewed by the local media – and some of those comments have been published in the Chronicle today.
There are statements he made on camera – that we’ve already seen – and then when he was off camera with the local reporters.
There’s one set of comments he made that caught our attention – when Rafa talks about being promoted and what it will mean for his players.
Rafa Benitez – last night against QPR on the touchline
So just on the off-chance the players didn’t realize they will become heroes at Newcastle if we do get promoted – this is what Rafa has said – and of course he’s spot on.
He was asked if this week had been the worst of the season so far for him – this is how he answered that:
“I think that it’s a long season so hopefully if that is the worst it means that the others will be better.”
“What we have to do now and I want to be clear also is that we stick together, so we have the fans, they have to realize they need to support the team, they have to be behind the team.”
“The players, they have to realise that the style of play that we have, they can be very important players for this club, so if we are promoted to the Premier League, they will be there.”
“They will famous, they will be heroes, they will be very important, so stick together, work hard together and see if we can achieve what we want to achieve.”
Those are great words from Rafa!
Of course not only will the players will be famous but a certain Rafa Benitez will be loved even more by the fans than he is today, because he’s the captain of the ship – he’s the manager.
But first of all we have to get promoted and for that we all have to stick together and pull in the same direction.
We have to support Rafa and all the players – even those who haven’t been playing well – and if we do that we can all be heroes.
Howay The Lads!!
For those who haven’t heard it here’s David Bowie’s “We can be Heroes” – a terrific song.