Rafa Benitez has given his press conference this afternoon for the crucial game at home to Burnley tomorrow night.
And Rafa still seems confident Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley can bring in some of the players he wants before the transfer deadline tomorrow night.
And even if players don’t arrive he hinted he thinks the team he already has in place (with Kenedy added) will be able to compete in the final 14 games of the season.
Rafa Benitez – still confident Newcastle can sign players
He did say a few words about the transfer window at the start of his comments.
“We have some time and I am confident we can do something. We have an important game tomorrow. I will not talk about the window, I will focus on the game.”
“Yes, we are working on names as we have been working for more than one month on. We have a list.”
“We have two or three players talking with (other) clubs at the moment but it depends on if we can get some players in.”
“We are in the bottom half of the table so we know it will be tough.” “We can still compete.”
“It is always difficult but we are doing our job and we will wait and see what happens.”
“A lot of managers agree the transfer window has to close before the games. Every game for us is important. This is the first one so it is the most important.”
“The players are training and some of them know that their future is going one way or another.” “The rest are concentrating on the game.”
“This team is competitive and they try their best in every single game. That is something that is guaranteed. I think the fans appreciate that.”
Our players do their best in every single game and never give up – that’s 100% true.
But we are sometimes just not good enough – and last Sunday at Chelsea was an example of that, after looking good in those first 30 minutes.
We need say four top players and this team could be transformed into a good team in the Premier League.
But that will never happen under owner Mike Ashley – we need new blood at the top of the club.