In his press conference, this afternoon for the game at Huddersfield Town on Sunday, Rafa would not be drawn about Mike Ashley’s interview last week with Sky Sports.
That’s when he said Newcastle would not be able to generate enough money for Rafa Benitez this summer.
That’s among the things Mike said during his lengthy interview which included him saying he would sell the club if he got a buyer.
But he didn’t think he would get a decent offer and that he and Newcastle would be together for the foreseeable future.
Mike also admitted to making a multitude of mistakes since he took over the club 10 years ago but hoped that under Rafa Benitez the club would become successful and even win something soon.
Rafa Benitez and Lee Charnley run the club for Mike Ashley
Rafa was asked about the Mike Ashley interview, and this is his rather brief response as he refused to be drawn into discussing it:
“I’m concentrating on improving the team. It didn’t change anything of what I think.”
“The reality is that we’re ready to play the second game in the league and try to prepare as well as we can.”
“He knows what he told me and what I was thinking.” “We know where we are and what we want.”
“My focus is to win on Sunday.”
The game at John Smith’s Stadium on Sunday will be a big test for us, and we’ll be without the injured Paul Dummett and Florian Lejeune who are injured.
Jonjo Shelvey is also missing as he serves the first game of his three-game suspension for his red card last Sunday against Tottenham.
What do you think?