Rafa Benitez has just completed his press conference for maybe our toughest league game of the season at Huddersfield tomorrow afternoon in the late kick-off game.
The big news from the press conference is that Dwight Gayle is fine and he’s in the squad having trained well for the last three days – so that’s really positive news from the manager this afternoon.
Rafa Benitez at his press conference
Rafa’s comments are now being reported both on the Newcastle United Twitter account and on Chronicle Live.
Here are some of those comments and they are in no particular order of priority:
“Tuesday night has given us more confidence for the future… It was important for the next games.”
“In the first game we played against Huddersfield, they were well organised and pressing well.”
“Dwight Gayle is fine – he is in the squad and has trained for three days.”
“To have beaten Brighton, and also the number of games we’ve won away, shows that the team know what to do.”
“Huddersfield have same style vs every team. We’ll not change our approach. They’ve something to play for, that brings pressure for them.”
“Mentality is important for us. We must believe we have enough quality to win every game. We think about Huddersfield now, that’s it.”
“I remember people saying at the start of the season, ‘Rafa needs to address the away form’. Now we need to do it at home”
Fans are more confident than they were for the Brighton game and over half think we can win this game tomorrow.
We need a good result and a draw is a good result – so the Terriers don’t gain on us