Rafa Benitez had just given his press conference – it was packed to overflowing – for the game at home to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon.
Rafa has come out and told everybody he is 100% committed to Newcastle United and that he will be entirely focussed on every game from the first to the very last this season.
There are some inspiring words from the manager today as he calls for the fans to get right behind him and the team and hopefully we can still finish in the top half of the Premier League table whatever those expert pundits out there are predicting.
Newcastle world-class manager Rafa Benitez
This is some of what Rafa has said today in what seems to have been an upbeat press conference.
“When I decided to stay, it’s because I wanted to come back to the Premier League with this massive club.”
“We have to be sure we have a competitive team that is improving. I think maybe we can bring some players in and move some out.”
“This city deserves a team in the Premier League. We have to be sure that we can perform.”
“My commitment is 100% with this club and I’m focused on the first game to the last”
“When I was at Liverpool and challenging for title my budget was £17M. Now you can pay that for one player”
“The main message from me is to get behind the players.” “They will give everything, and myself and my staff will do the same.”
“Jamaal has the mentality and passion that you are looking for in any player, and he’s helping the new players to settle down.”
“He is someone I can trust in terms of the way he behaves and the way he pushes others.”
Those are some great words from Rafa Benitez.
And hopefully, the fact he has said he is 100% committed to Newcastle (and especially to our fabulous fans) then maybe (just maybe) the National press will stop reporting a crisis at Newcastle and that Rafa will walk away before Christmas.
That will not happen.
Let’s support Rafa and the lads 100% this season – whatever happens – you never know we may do a lot better than the National press is predicting.
Howay The Lads – we can do it!