Rafa Benitez has admitted that he was a little bit unhappy that Newcastle couldn’t get all 3 points at St. Mary’s this afternoon after we have been 1-0 and 2-1 up.
But it was a very good performance from Newcastle and Rafa will take a lot of positives from the performance, but also our defense has to be a lot tighter and keep their concentration.
It was a double from Manolo Gabbiadini that got the Saints a point.
Rafa obviously thought we could (should) have won this game, but it was also a good fighting performance from the side.
And it turned out to be an exciting game in the second half with both teams going all out for the win.
Rafa Benitez in the dugout this afternoon
This is what Rafa had to say after the game:
“I have to be happy because we have drawn, at the same disappointed because we could have won,”
“We created chances to score goals, in the end I thought it was a good performance from the team.”
“My bigger disappointment was to see 3,500 on Sunday, playing away, not getting the three points.”
“Hopefully they can be happy with the point.”
“We were more or less in control, they had to take more risks, when we conceded the goal the reaction was good.”
“We have to be better in defense, have a little bit more possession. We were still trying to score, we finished strong.”
“I wanted a little bit more, we worked so hard.”