Rafa Benitez has just given his press conference for the tough and vital game against Burton Albion tomorrow night at St. James’ Park.
He talks about not thinking about a 10 points gap because the Terriers have a game in hand and he says the injury situation is unchanged although DeAndre Yedlin is getting better.
Rafa Benitez – just completed his press conference
Here are some of the initial comments Rafa made about the game tomorrow night where a win would take us 3 points closer to that automatic promotion:
“We have a mini-league. We have seven games now, and we have to try and win this mini-league.”
“You can do the maths or the numbers but you still have to win the games.”
“We don’t see it as a 10-point gap yet because Huddersfield still have a game in hand.”
“Some teams approach the games more defensively.” “When you are in a top side and you attack you can get exposed.”
“We have to do our job, that’s it.” “We don’t think about a ten point gap.” “It’s a long, long race still to go.”
“If you play well you have more chances, but you can’t always play the way you want, because the other teams are competitive.”
“For us, it’s been the same situation – teams coming to St James’ Park is their game of the season.” “We’re used to it.”
“It’s not easy at this stage of the season – everybody is playing for something.” “We have to be sure that we are so focused and we don’t have any distractions.”
“Physically, Burton are strong. They have a very clear game-plan.”
“I like my job!” “The division has been a challenge – all teams play differently.”
“Yedlin is getting closer, but it’s more or less the same injury situation.”
A massive majority of Newcastle fans think we win this game tomorrow night.
We sincerely hope they are right!
We need to win this game tomorrow night and we expect it to be close.
What do you think?
Comments very welcome.