Rafa Benitez has given his press conference for the tough game at Arsenal tomorrow and he has said the transfer meeting with Managing Director Lee Charnley has taken place.
It seems the meeting was a decent one- even positive – and Rafa believes things can be improved in January if we can get the right players in – he didn’t say anything about what funds will be available.
But Rafa is upbeat as usual, but he warns that we must all remain united so we can get out of the poor position Newcastle are getting into in the league table.
A win at some point soon can lift the spirits of Newcastle fans everywhere and lift the (dark) clouds over Newcastle.
Rafa Benitez – stay calm and united
This is some of what Rafa said this afternoon:
“Yesterday, I had a conversation with Lee Charnley about what we want to do, the players we’d like to bring here and the players who might go for whatever reason.”
“It’s obvious that we can improve things and we want to do it. It depends on the players we can sign – how many you like and who will be available.”
“We are progressing and looking at players. We will talk again over the next few days.”
“I’m not happy with the run we are on at the moment. We are still talking about a long race. We have to go back to the pace that we had before. We don’t give up, we carry on.”
“Every game is a challenge, an opportunity to get three points. If you have a couple of chances and you score a goal, you never know. The main thing is to try to keep the team competitive.”
“These last two games, you have to be disappointed when you are so close, doing things right and have 52,000 fans behind you. The main things is to analyze what is going on and find solutions.”
“It’s very clear that when you are in a bad run, you doubt what you are doing. We change the approach but sometimes it isn’t enough. You have to be sure that you take your chances, get a bit of luck and improve what you haven’t been doing well.”
“We have to stay united. I use those words all the time and so do our fans. We have to be united if we want to go through this and start winning games.”
“With the players we have, the people we have, we stay calm and keep working harder and better. That is the only way.”
So the word is to stay calm and united.
Where are those blood pressure pills?