Rafa Benitez has just given his press conference for the game at home to Leicester City tomorrow.
The game will celebrate Newcastle’s 125 years of history, and we are hoping for a win.
Rafa has delivered some good news that both captain Jamaal Lascelles and winger Christian Atsu are fit again.
That leaves only Paul Dummett on the injured list and Paul will play for the U23 team tonight.
Rafa Benitez – we must all stay united
This is some of what Rafa has said today:
“Lascelles and Atsu are available – Dummett will play for the U-23s tonight.”
“We have to improve as a team to make sure we can compete – we have to maximise what we have.”
“The 125th anniversary will be important for everyone here, and hopefully, we can make the atmosphere a positive one for our players.”
“We have to be really, really united if we want to stay in the Premier League.”
“It was amazing what Leicester achieved in 2015/2016, and you can see that they still have some of those players.”
With Newcastle having lost five of our last six games Rafa is asking Newcastle fans to stay together – to remain united.
It’s natural with one just point taken from the last 18 there are rumblings from some fans – but hopefully, we can snap out of our bad spell tomorrow, especially with Jamaal probably starting the game tomorrow.
The atmosphere will be fantastic, and that will undoubtedly help our players, and if we get all 3 points, it will be a terrific win.