Rafa Benitez has just given his press conference for the game tomorrow at home to Crystal Palace and as we expected Rafa is merely concentrating on the football and has his players only thinking of picking up all 3 points against Crystal Palace.
That game will be a lot harder now with Palace having played so well last week in beating Chelsea 2-1 and deservedly too.
But we really hope we can win this game – if only so that pundit Paul Merson is not correct in his 1-1 prediction for this game.
These are the games we should be winning against lower level opposition at home if we want to finish in the top half of the Premier League in May.
Rafa Benitez at his press conference
This is some of what Rafa has said today:
“We talk about football. I know the history and opinions. Let’s be sure we prepare set pieces, tactics, what we can do in the game.”
“My position is simple. I am the manager and I concentrate on football. I have to be sure my players think about three points.”
“We have a good team with young players and they are improving. I am positive in terms of what we can achieve.”
“The fans, the club, the potential is massive. If we do well on the pitch, everything is easier.”
“Palace have played some good football. They did really well against Chelsea so they will have confidence, but no game is easy.”
“Crystal Palace create chances and have been unlucky with results. It will be a difficult game – we have to try to put pressure on them.”
A vast majority of fans – 4 out of 5 – think we can win this game tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 pm.
Hope so and then we should be well positioned in the league table.
Here’s where we are the moment.
Howay The Lads!!