It’s only one game tomorrow, but it would be excellent if we can record a win before the international break.
It is even more critical after we lost a tough game on Monday night at Turf Moor and dropped to 9th place in the league table.
But that position is a lot higher than a vast majority of the so-called expert pundits were predicting.
Rafa has done a great job with the players he has, and hopefully, we can keep in the upper half by the end of the year.
At that time Newcastle will want to strengthen the squad by bringing in at least 3 new players in the January transfer window.
Rafa, as usual, is down to earth and will have prepared the players well for another close game tomorrow afternoon.
Rafa Benitez – we must keep a perspective
We must take 3 points at home against teams who are below us in the league table, and that includes the Cherries who are currently second bottom of the league.
Here’s some of what Rafa has said in his press conference this afternoon:
“I have told the players something they already know – we have to have perspective. Nobody was expecting we would be in the top ten.”
“We are fine. Maybe a draw at Burnley on Monday night could have been more fair but we have to concentrate on the next game.”
“We are much better than people were expecting. It could be better, but it could be worse. We have to improve the team every week.”
“Last week, we had Isaac Hayden with little problems but for this game he is fine. We have 3 or 4 players for that position.”
“Teams like Bournemouth know the Premier League now. They have a clear idea to stay in the Premier League as a target.”
3 points tomorrow will at least keep us well above the relegation zone for the next two weeks and then we have a chance to shock Manchester United at Old Trafford two weeks tomorrow in the late game.
Looking forward to that game but first of all we have to win tomorrow.