Rafa Benitez has given his press conference this afternoon for the vital relegation 6 pointer against Huddersfield Town at home tomorrow.
It’s really vital that we win this game and make it three home wins in a row following our excellent wins against Manchester United (1-0) and Southampton (3-0).
There can be no letdown tomorrow.
Rafa Benitez – during a recent press conference
Rafa gave an injury update to the press, and it’s a good one with everybody fit except Joselu – who has twisted his ankle:
“Ritchie had a little problem but have done the tests and he is fine.”
“Slimani is also fine so he is fine. Joselu has twisted his ankle so he will be out for a week or so.”
“We had a fitness plan for Slimani, we were in contact with the federation and it was a good idea for everyone that he played some minutes.”
“It is good for his confidence and he is in the squad for tomorrow”
“In the end, the idea he could play minutes in the second game was good for him and good for us.”
“Gamez and Elliot are back and the rest of the team is fine”
We expect Slimani to start the game on the bench, but he could make his debut in the second half depending on how the game is going.
If we are winning 5-0, he’ll definitely get on.