Former Liverpool player Jamie Carragher has been speaking on Sky’s Monday Night Football and says that Rafa Benitez is too negative on the transfer window this summer.
Rafa has riled on a lot about the mistakes we made at the beginning of the transfer window when we missed out on a number of our top targets and we never really recovered from that.
But we still think Newcastle have brought in six decent (good) players who will improve as the season progresses.
And Rafa is continually asked by the media what he thinks about the transfer window, and of course, he doesn’t think much of it – at least so far.
Jamie Carragher – God is being too negative
This is what Jamie said last night on Sky Sports:
“Rafa Benitez is a God really to Newcastle fans. They’re writing books about him, the way he brought them up, he’s integrated himself into the city with his work.”
“But his negativity, I think, is rubbing off on the whole club.”
“The supporters, all they’re chanting for is Rafa Benitez, there are no players, so you can see how they feel about him but there’s got to be more of an upbeat mood.”
“What he’s basically saying is the players he’s got aren’t good enough but 80%-90% of that squad, those are who you are going to need to keep you up.”
“You need to somehow lift them as well, it’s far too negative and it has to change.”
The negativity is mostly being caused by losing our first two games.
If we had won the first two games or got 4 points out of them, the mood would be a lot better because we would think we can compete this season in the Premier League with what we already have.
But with two defeats, in particular against Huddersfield, who are supposed to struggle this season, the conclusions are we may not be able to compete with the players we have at the moment.
And another relegation battle is not what we are expecting this season!