Rafa Benitez is nothing if not pragmatic and all he thinks of doing is putting a match plan together for the next games that pinpoints the opposing team’s strengths and weaknesses.
Newcastle will attack those weaknesses and plan to defend well against their strengths.
Rafa wants to win every game and if we do that at some point we will gain automatic promotion and have enough games left to overtake Brighton to win the league and be promoted as Champions.
That would be perfect.
Rafa Benitez – good example of giving 100% concentration during a game
He wants his players to do that too
This is what Rafa said yesterday about the mini-league of 8 games which started after the International break on April 1st.
“I said it was a mini league of eight games.” “We’ve won two and lost one now.” “Now we have to be sure we can get three points in the next game.”
“After that, we have to see where we are, but the main thing is to be sure we win our games and we are promoted.”
“And after that, we can fight for more things.” “It’s one at a time, the first thing is to get three points from this game.”
“The main thing is you control the game and you win.” “Whether you score in the first minute or last minute, I don’t care.”
“The main thing is to be solid and then we can put them under pressure.”
So Rafa, as he has said all season. simply wants his players to concentrate on the next game and how we can win it.
If Newcastle can win the next three games and the Terriers also win their next three games we will be promoted on Monday 24th April at home Preston – which would be our third win in three games.
That would be very acceptable and it could come sooner if Huddersfield drop points and we keep winning.