The performance on Sunday has to give Newcastle fans some hope that we can avoid the drop this season.
It was a totally unexpected win against a team who are second top of the league table and a great way to get only our second home win since October 21st when we beat the lowly Crystal Palace 1-0.
We still cannot score many goals and in the last six league games – we have 9 points but have scored only a single goal in each of those games.
Rafa Benitez – we are a side that never gives up
Hopefully, the introduction of Kenedy on the wing and Islam Slimani up front will help us score more goals in the final 11 games of the season.
Rafa Benitez knows he has a young side and these are the wise words coming from the manager today as reported in the Chronicle:
“It showed you what we are.” “We’re a team that can make mistakes – but we never give up.”
“That is the positive thing.” “Of course, it would be good if we didn’t make the mistake to begin with!”
“But we are trying to avoid that in our games now.” “At the same time, you encourage the players to continue working and keep going.”
“It is a good summary of our team – we can make mistakes, but we always work hard to make a lot of things right.”
Newcastle fans love it that their team never gives up and out players give 100% all the time – it wasn’t like that before Rafa arrives almost two years ago.
It was a terrific win on Sunday and now we have to take something out of our next game at Bournemouth a week tomorrow – hopefully, all 3 points.
Howay The Lads!!