Newcastle were no match for Chelsea today especially in the second half after they had gone 2-0 up in the first half with two breakaway goals.
Both goals were scored by the impressive Michy Batshuayi – a Newcastle target at one time in the past – but he was too expensive.
So what’s new?.
Jorgensen was played today in Feyenoord’s 3-1 home win against Den Haag – but he didn’t score.
But even after a poor display form Newcastle today Rafa seems upbeat on being able to get a signing done before Wednesday night.
He was asked if he would stay at Newcastle if he was not backed by at least one new signing before Wednesday night:
“I have to just worry about Burnley and that’s it. I think the fans are very clever and they know what is going on.”
“What I have to do is keep going. I am a professional and I want to do well.”
“I am happy with the city, the fans and can see the potential of the club.” “I have to be sure that everybody understands the message, we have the same idea and we are on the same page.”
“We have to keep working hard.” “I am sure I will keep working as hard as now with all my staff. We try to improve the team.”
“I think if we do anything we don’t have time for this game against Burnley.”
“At least we will have time to do something.”
We’ve been impressed the way Rafa has put up with Mike Ashley since the end of last season.
Rafa seems to want to stay at Newcastle, but Ashley is such a terrible and inconsistent owner, you just never know what he will do next.
That has to be a problem for the world-class manager, who has had so little investment in players from Ashley in the last 13 months.
Rafa is now trying to manage the difficult situation he is in.