It was another excellent day at the office for Newcastle yesterday when we won our third Premier League game in a row and are now in 4th position and could stay that way after today’s games.
That;s the highest we have been for some time – probably since our 2011-2012 season when we finished in 5th place in the league table.
If we can beat the middle and lower league teams like Stoke, Swansea, and West Ham, then we can amass quite a few points this season in the league and hopefully will be nowhere near the relegation zone.
Rafa was happy after the game although he looked a little uncomfortable during the match as he seems to be still suffering from the after-effects of his hernia surgery.
Rafa Benitez instructs Jamaal Lascelles during the match yesterday
This is what the manager said after the game:
“The main thing is that the togetherness, the work-rate, the character, the whole team, the connection with the fans because the fans appreciate that.”
I put in the program notes that this is something that’s really important, players who want to stay, want to fight, want to defend the black and white shirt, and they are doing that.”
“The fans, they appreciate that and for us to do that every week and the captain leading by example is something that you have to be really pleased with.”
Rafa would have seen some excellent performances all around yesterday.
And we still have good players like Florian Lejeune, Jonjo Shelvey, and Dwight Gayle are trying to break into the starting eleven.