Rafa Benitez has just given his press conference for another tough game tomorrow afternoon – this time at Hillsborough against Sheffield Wednesday.
Rafa has made a few comments on the referees, but not much and he has only said they have to make quick decisions and it’s not easy for them and that we respect them.
But Rafa only wants to concentrate on the future and the six games that will determine what division we play in next season.
Rafa Benitez – just completed his press conference
Here are some of the initial comments Rafa has made about the game tomorrow as being reported in the local press and on Newcastle’s Twitter account:
“We have an important game to come and six games to play, so we can’t talk too much about the past.”
“Sheffield Wednesday are a good team. They know what you have to do to get points in this division.”
“To go to Sheffield Wednesday will be difficult. They were nearly promoted last season and they have the same squad.”
“They are a good team with experience in the Championship. It will be tough, it will be difficult for sure.”
“The last two weeks, Chancel has been training really well. I was pleased with him.”
“Yedlin has trained today, Rolando has trained, but we don’t want to risk them until they are fully fit.”
“We don’t want to take any risks with anybody – Clark is still out and Yedlin is still out.”
“We haven’t had luck with some decisions but it’s difficult to be a referee. We respect them. You have to make quick decisions.”
“Now it’s even more important for us to concentrate on an important game with Sheffield Wednesday, not what happened in past”
“The money is so important in the PL. But the idea is clear – focus on winning the mini league, not on that for now”
“The accounts, Premier League and what we have to do does not change what we have to do this weekend.”
A majority of Newcastle fans think we can win this game tomorrow.