Rafa Benitez gave his press conference this afternoon and the shock was that he still hasn’t been told what budget he has for this month’s transfer window.
We hope Mike Ashley will give Rafa sufficient transfer funds to bring in the four players he wants to bring in this month.
I don’t want to go on about this situation too much – but it’s completely unprofessional of Mike Ashley on January 5th to have not told Rafa how much he has to spend this month.
What a way to run a football club – especially when we have such an experienced and accomplished manager in Rafa Benitez.
Rafa Benitez – at his press conference
If Mike Ashley does not sell the club before the summer we just cannot see Rafa putting up with this nonsense much longer.
Rafa is professional and does his job very well, and the Spaniard can hardly be impressed with the tardiness of the owner.
Here are some of the comments Rafa has made during his press conference today:
“I don’t know exactly what our budget is.”
“In terms of the atmosphere, maybe a lot of fans are talking about it, but the players and staff are just concentrating on football, and us staff on transfers too”
“At the moment, we don’t have any movement in the transfer window, so we are waiting.”
“We approach this year with the same idea – one game at a time. We know LutonTown are doing well in the league and will bring a lot of fans.”
“We will try to win this game and see if we can progress.”
“We have experience in the cups in England, and every game is difficult. You cannot go into any game with overconfidence.”
“We are playing against a good, well-organized team with lots of confidence so we cannot underestimate them.”
Fans are confident we can progress to the FA Cup 4th round tomorrow – let’s hope we can get the win.
Wins are great for the confidence of our players – we need as many as we can get.