After the very good 1-0 win against an in-form Derby County today, Rafa saluted the fans for their terrific support of the lads after he had requested that everybody get behind Newcastle as we make our push for promotion.
The fans were just great today and it was a packed out St. James’ Park of over 52,000 fans in what was a vital win for us and took us back to the top of the Championship table.
Rafa’s names was chanted throughout the game as the fans gave incredible support to the team and helped them over the line in another tense finish.
Rafa Benitez on the touchline today
Here’s what Rafa had to say after the 1-0 win today:
“It was a pity that we had to suffer a little bit as we had chances,”
“Every three points will be important. It doesn’t matter how you get them.” “We are doing well.”
“Today the positive was the communication between the fans and players.” “All this created a very good atmosphere.”
“The fans realise that they can make a different in some games like this one. “The fans are ready to help the team.”
“The players responded, and the fans are happy with that.” “I could feel the atmosphere.”
With the 3 points today it’s everything we wanted – a win, a clean sheet, a sold-out St. James’ Park.
And a very happy Rafa Benitez.
Where’s that bottle of Merlot ….