Florian Lejeune, like a lot of other players at Newcastle, are improving all the time under the guidance of Newcastle’s world-class manager Rafa Benitez.
When Rafa spoke to Florian last April while he was still at Eibar in the Spanish league the Frenchman made up his mind immediately that he wanted to join Newcastle to play for Rafa.
And it seems like he hasn’t been disappointed one little bit, and he doesn’t hold back in saying that it’s an absolute joy and honor to honor to play for the Liverpool legend.
Florian Lejeune – in action against Chelsea
Florian has been interviewed in the Chronicle and has said this:
“It is an absolute joy and honor to play for Rafa Benitez.” “To work with him each day is great for me.”
“I came to sign for Newcastle United pretty much for Rafa Benitez, which I have mentioned a few times.”
“Rafa Benitez has won so many trophies in different leagues and countries.
“He’s won the Champions League and Europa League and he has trained some very big teams such as Real Madrid and Liverpool.”
“What’s really good about Rafa Benitez is that he’s got so much experience.” “Especially considering he has such a young team.”
“What’s great is that he can see things that the players don’t always see.” “He is then able to guide you through situations and moments like that.”
“We have a team of young players but all the players aim high and to progress at all times.”
“And I can say that every single player listens to the coach all of the time.”
We lost 2 valuable 2 points last time out in conceding an 89th minute equalizer at Dean Court and Rafa was not happy we conceded 2 goals in the last 10 minutes.
But that’s over now and if we win tomorrow that will make up for that – and more.
However, we are rank outsiders in the betting to win the game – but with Rafa in charge, anything is possible as we saw when we somehow beat Manchester United 1-0 almost three weeks ago.
We live in hope – as always – and we know miracles can happen!