Rafa has been talking to his players about the terrible run we have been on since we beat Crystal Palace 1-0 on October 21st.
Just one point from nine games but in those eight defeats we have lost five by a single goal and haven’t had too much luck either.
What we need is to get another win and that will give confidence to our players and we have to also remember it’s a young squad.
It’s very easy on a bad spell to get used to losing – but we don’t think that will happen to a Rafa Benitez coached side and his experience in the last 10 games of the relegation season two years ago will stand him in good stead.
Rafa Benitez – talking to his players
In that season Rafa got just one point from the first 4 games in charge but then three wins and three draws in the final six games – 13 points from 10 games but it wasn’t enough.
We are hoping Newcastle can soon go on a good run and get way above the relegation.
That’s a hope (and a prayer!).
Here’ some of what Rafa said about our position in the league during his press conference today:
“I have been talking to the players about our position and our bad run. We were doing well, but now we are in a bad position and in a bad run.”
“It’s a bad run but some of these games we have lost 1-0 and been unlucky. We have to learn from them. We can’t give up.”
“But we are so close to getting results and we are confident we will stay in the Premier League”
“When I decided to come here the team was in a very bad position with just 10 games to play. Now we have a lot more time, and a dressing room who cares and are working so hard”
“We will have some time on the training pitch but we will give the players time to be with their families.”