Newcastle’s 3-0 defeat to Watford at St James’ Park was our fourth consecutive defeat and we have dropped form 6th position in the league to 14th place.
WE have 14 points form our 13 games and if we can get a win at the Hawthorns tomorrow night then that will be an excellent result for us.
Rafa Benitez is hardly panicking about the situation and our team is often the youngest in the Premier League so Rafa is hoping they will learn form the mistakes they have been making recently and become better players.
That will also help the team to improve.
Rafa Benitez – we have a lack of experience
Newcastle are currently 4 points above the drop zone but wins can see us pull away and climb the league table before the end of this year.
This is what Rafa has said about the situation to the local press:
“If my target for the first half of the season is 20 points and we have 14, we have to be sure we use these next six games to get those points,”
”We then have to try to improve in the second half of the season. We have to learn in the Premier League what happens if you make one mistake.”
“It will be tough, but I still think we are in a good position.”
“I was telling them that we have to realize where we are and what we have to do for the future.”
“We still have a few points to go to get 20 points in the first half of the season.”
“Confidence is important in any team, especially a young team,” “When you’re winning, it gets easier.”
“They’re working really hard, but there is a lack of experience sometimes.”
“The only way is to stick together.”
In fact we have only five games before we reach the half way point of 19 games played so we need 6 points from those games at the very least.
But looking at it that way could keep us in the lower half of the season and we are hoping we can do better than that.
It’s surprising what a win can do for confidence, so we are hoping for all 3 points tomorrow night.