DeAndre Yedlin met with the press yesterday just before Rafa’s press conference at 1:00 pm and the 23 year-old American full-back talked about what Rafa has been telling them about the game this afternoon against Bristol City.
It looks an easy game on paper, but as we all know that’s when there can be some big surprises, so we cannot take anything for granted.
DeAndre Yedlin with Rafa Benitez
In the last 14 games of the season Rafa and the lads are going for a win in every single game.
We must win those games against the lower placed teams in the league if we are to stay at the top of the league and get promoted.
Newcastle are currently one point ahead of Brighton and we will stay at the top if we win today.
This is some of what DeAndre said in his press conference yesterday:
“If you’re not excited about the next couple of months, then you shouldn’t be playing.”
“We’re all very excited, and we’re all very focused. “Hopefully, we’ll get a win against Bristol, and then the whole thing will roll on until the end of the season.”
“It’s obviously in the back of our heads, and it’s not easy to blank out that week of games.”
“But one of the things that Rafa keeps preaching to us is that we have to focus on this game, because it is not going to be easy.”
“If we’re not focused on this, then they can catch us cold and hurt us.”
“There are no easy games in this league, so if you’re not properly focused you can come unstuck.”
“Rafa’s a great guy to go into battle with. “He has a wealth of experience from years of managing in high-pressure situations.”
“He preaches the right things to us, and we try to follow.”
Let’s hope the lads can execute the game-plan perfectly today and get a valuable 3 points.