Rafa Benitez seems to have got over the two close defeats which were very disappointing against teams we thought we could beat.
But we are still well positioned in the league table in 11th place with 14 points form our 11 league games and Rafa thinks we will get better as the season progresses.
But the last two games have been a little bit of a blimp and just before the International break.
But we cannot get ahead of ourselves and after beating Crystal Palace we thought it possible we could even win the next two games.
Rafa Benitez – Newcastle’s world-class manager
Rafa seems upbeat and looks forward to Newcastle competing very soon against the top clubs in the Premier League.
This is what Rafa has told the Chronicle today:
“After some months this team will be stronger because they continue to work very hard.”
“Then we will stay in the Premier League, we’ll get money from the TV and we can compete against teams we couldn’t this year because of wages and transfers.”
“You can talk about players at Bournemouth or Burnley that we couldn’t sign because we couldn’t afford the fee or their wages.”
“We’re now in a really good position. We have to enjoy it and stay calm and support the team.”
“We’re not at the bottom of the table.” “It could be worse and could be better but we must stay calm.”
“Can you guarantee we’ll score goals?” “No, you can’t because other teams set themselves up to defend.”
“We have to learn that we are a team working hard and giving everything for the fans and the club. Home and away they appreciate that.”
“We can’t control what they are saying on social media now because there’s a lot of people on there.”
“But the real fans were upset on September 1 because we didn’t have a massive transfer window.”
“The only way now for us to compete and stay in the Premier League this year is to stick together.”
Here’s where we are in the league – hopefully, we will be even higher by May?