Another upbeat Rafa Benitez today in his press conference and he refused to talk about the potential takeover.
But news today that Amanda Staveley and her coalition are in the process of doing due diligence on the club.
Rafa has said he is extremely pleased with the application of his players and the team.
And the fact they are performing well in training every day is the reason we are doing so well in our games and well positioned in the league table too.
But Rafa warns we still have to meet most of the top teams like the two Manchester clubs, Arsenal and Chelsea although we played very well against both Tottenham and Liverpool at home.
Rafa Benitez – Newcastle manager upbeat
Here’s some of what the manager said this afternoon:
“The team is doing well. I’m happy because everybody is doing what we’re expecting them to do, with ideas, with games plans.”
“Today we have had another good training session. That is why we’re in a good position in the Premier League table.”
“We started with an exercise on team spirit today. It was quite funny – the players enjoyed it.”
“We have had some games where maybe we deserved more. It could be even better, but we have to wait until January to see our potential.”
“We are learning to win even when we’re not playing well. We have to keep working harder.”
It would be interesting to know what the exercise on team spirit was.
Rafa’s right that we have had games where we deserved more, but on the other hand we were happy and a little lucky to get all 3 points last Saturday against Palace.
The ups and downs in the results and the luck we have in games tend to even itself out over a full season.
Another win on Monday night would be terrific.