While Rafa Benitez complained in the summer about not getting the players he wanted, and even maybe thought about resigning from Newcastle very briefly, he became all business once the season started.
Rafa has said it would all be different once the transfer window was over and he’s been right about that.
We are doing OK with 9 points from 6 out first 6 games, and we still have to play some of the poorer sides in the league where hopefully we can get more wins.
Rafa is a workaholic, and he demands hard work in training from his players and hard work from them in every game.
We lost our concentration in that second half on Sunday at Brighton and lost the game 1-0, and there’s not much at all between the sides in most of the PL games.
So it’s important we cut out taking naps during games, but Rafa’s the right man to tighten up the Newcastle defense even further., and we have only conceded 5 goals in 6 games in the league.
And we have only conceded 5 goals in 6 games in the league, and that’s a decent record.
Rafa Benitez wants Newcastle fans to keep dreaming
Rafa was asked on Sky Sports if his short-term future was in doubt; this is how he answered that question:
“No, at the moment I am only focused on the games and improving the team we have.”
“If you have the team doing well, the fans are talking about the football.”
“I would like to have the same situation until the end of the season, that means it will be positive.”
“To see a city, all the fans, dreaming. Sometimes we have to keep feet on the floor – especially us the staff.”
“But I am not worried about the fans dreaming.”
“Yes, you have to have a plan. Then you have to have ideas, then try to implement these ideas,”
“We will have conversations about what we want to do but at the moment, we have some time until January to be sure what we want to do in terms of football is done.”
“Then it depends on us trying to achieve what we want to achieve in every training session and in every game.”
“Soon we will be thinking about Liverpool, Crystal Palace, or another one.”
“So it doesn’t change whether you have a long-term project or not.” “Our way is to prepare every day, every training session, as well as we can.”
There have been stories again about Rafa possibly leaving Newcastle, but we think as time goes by he will find it more and more difficult to leave the dedicated Geordie fans, who love the man.
It’s a mutual admiration society and long may it stay that way.
Howay The Lads!!