Manager Rafa Benitez has announced his team to take on Aston Villa in the Championship tonight and a win will see Newcastle go back to the top of the Championship table and both Mo Diame and Dwight Gayle return to the side and for a change we even got the team right.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) February 20, 2017
That’s two changes from the starting eleven at Norwich with Ayoze Perez and Aleksandar Mitrovic moving to the bench for tonight’s crucial game against a side who are struggling in the Championship this season and have lost their last four games.
This is what Rafa has said about tonight’s game:
“I can understand why it is so difficult for them (Aston Villa) to do what everybody was expecting them to do.”
“We have also spent some money and we are doing well, but I can see how difficult it is to stay there and be consistent.”
“Our fans come to the stadium in numbers and support the team – it doesn’t matter the name of the other team.”
“But, we are talking about a very, very big club who have done really well in history. They have very good players and an experienced manager.”
“It will be a great atmosphere, and the fans will enjoy it if we win, because when you have a strong team in front of you, it is always even better.”
A massive 86% think we will this game tonight – so it will be a huge surprise and a big blow if we don’t win this game tonight.
We must win this game tonight.
Howay The Lads!!