Rafa was upbeat and positive at his press conference earlier today for the crucial Sunday game at Crystal Palace.
But Rafa also knows that Newcastle must start winning games if we are to escape the drop for the third time in nine years.
Being relegated again would be unbearable.
Rafa Benitez – refuses to criticize the club – let’s get on with it
Rafa was asked in his press conference about the banner unfurled on Wednesday night quoting famous words from Kevin Keegan to our long-suffering fans.
This is how Rafa answered that:
“Everybody is expecting me to criticise the club, but I am trying to do my best for the team and the club.”
“All I can do is concentrate on what happens on the pitch. What am I thinking is: ‘The best for Newcastle – for the team to win'”
“We know deadline day is always busy. It is wrong that we are playing games on that day.”
“We did some good business, brought players in and got some out. It is positive – if the new players perform on the pitch”
Rafa wants everybody associated with the club to pull in the same direction, so we remain a Premier League club come May.
Our fans are critical to that happening.
The two massive advantages we have at Newcastle United are the fans and Rafa.
And who knows, before too long we could have ambitious owners running the club.