Rafa Benitez is trying to improve each of his players and therefore the Newcastle team – but recently we have been making far too many mistakes.
But Rafa is a patient man and he simply loves coaching and improving his players.
He has talked to the local papers today about how he points out mistakes his players are making.
They often don’t even realize they are mistakes until he points out the consequences of their actions in games.
We just have to hope that Rafa can turn things around quickly in the six games we have through January 1st and hope we can haul ourselves up the league table.
Rafa Benitez – explaining things to Jacob Murphy
It would not be good in January of we are in the bottom three becasue then it could be difficult to attract players to the club.
One thing fans cannot complain about is the effort and passion the players are showing for the shirt – and Rafa and all his players need support in these difficult times.
This is what Rafa has said today about his players as reported in the Shields Gazette:
“In terms of experience, and what I was expecting from the fans, the city, everybody – it’s fine.”
“I was surprised what we did in August, but I tried to explain why I was surprised, and when I talked with Lee, I think he knows my feelings.”
“And now it’s just trying to improve a team, where we have a lot of good players working really hard.”
“It’s just trying to give them advice and have a positive influence and hope they will learn quickly.”
“The other day I was saying to one player ‘look – this’, and he was saying ‘but it doesn’t matter’, then you see the clips and they go ‘oh’ and change.”
“They can’t see some things that you can see, because you have this experience. And then you try to give them this advice.”
“It’s like when you’re talking to your son, or in my case my daughter, but still she’s making the same mistakes.”
“So they need two or three times to understand.”
A win is what we need tonight against Everton.
That will help the spirits of fans everywhere.