Rafa Benitez continues to do his job at Newcastle, and that is preparing his team the best he can for each game coming up.
Things start to get a little bit hectic now as the Christmas period approaches, and we have 10 games to play in just over five weeks (37 days) starting today at home to Watford.
Since we have lost our last 3 games it’s also very important we pick something up from the game today.
Hopefully, we can get all 3 points, and that’s what Rafa and his players are concentrating on as news circulates that Amanda Staveley is due to lodge a second bid for the club imminently.
That bid and how improved it is should tell us whether a deal can be made with Mike Ashley.
Rafa Benitez – a message to stick together
Rafa has come out with a message for both his players and the fans:
“We’re not talking about that at the training ground because we don’t have any influence on that.”
“All we can do is make sure the players train well and they focus on the games.”
“My message for everybody is to stick together and support the team the way you are doing already.”
“The away fans and at home are so good with the team and it is going to be the key.”
“If we want to give everything in the games we will have the confidence to do what they need to do.”
“They need to feel the support from the fans and they have already felt that because it’s been so good.”
“It’s not easy when you lose games but the reality is that we have what we have.”
“We are where we are and since September until January this is our family and we have to live with each other well.”
“This is the group. We have to stick together.”
It also seems that Rafa is fairly comfortable that he will probably not big money to spend in the January window – but he still needs to bring in players to strengthen the squad.
Maybe players brought in on loan – but at the very least we need a couple of strikers who can score some goals for us.