Rafa Benitez gave his press conference this afternoon for the Stoke City game tomorrow, and he seemed upbeat, positive, and glad to be back.
The good news is Rafa is back taking the training again this week and has been preparing hands-on with the squad, which is unlike last week when he was out sick.
But it’s also clear that Rafa has put the disappointment of the summer transfer window behind him, and is now concentrating on making each of the players in his squad better players and making the side better in the process.
Rafa mentioned during his press conference this afternoon that he would not dwell on past events and he is now looking forward, hopefully to bigger and better things.
Rafa Benitez – seemed upbeat and positive
This is some of what the manager said in his press conference:
“I’d like to start by saying thank you to everyone for their messages. We won, so everything is fine and I’m here talking, so it’s good.”
“I’m quite positive about what we have to do.” “We are where we are. I was talking during the week with the players.”
“You know my idea about the window but at the same time I’m quite positive.” “This is the group and we have to move forward together.”
“I will not worry about what we didn’t do in the window, I focus on improving players.” “We have enough to compete in the PL.”
“We want to move forward and think about what we have and what we can do.”
“Our commitment is to improve every player individually and improve the team.”
“If we do that, we can see where we are in the next window.”
“We also have to be sure we don’t have overconfidence tomorrow.”
“We have to keep doing what we have done.”
Everything is upbeat at Newcastle at the moment after successive wins against West Ham and Swansea, but we cannot get too carried away – certainly not the players.
It will take another outstanding and disciplined performance from the lads to get our third win on the trot – and that’s the goal for tomorrow.
Howay The Lads!!