Newcastle’s manager Rafa Benitez has been coaxed to talk about the future of Newcastle and fans hope he will be around to lead us to bigger and better things.
It’s now obvious that Rafa knows Newcastle are a sleeping giant but that to progress further from this season we have to do things a lot differently.
He’s said that a lot of times this season and it especially true that we have do things a lot different in the transfer market.
A confident and smiling Rafa Benitez
Here’s what Rafa has said about the current status of Newcastle and what’s possible in the future:
“The timing is crucial when you go to a club to build something and develop a project.”
“If you’re at the beginning, you still have plenty of room for improvement.“If the team is not winning for some time, it’s easier to go there and change things.”
“If you’re winning, it’s very difficult, and if you have won already, it is very difficult too.”
“In this case, here, what you have is all the potential – the fans, the stadium, the fans going to games aways and at home, the city behind us.”
“We have a very good group of players at the moment, in terms of mentality, and they decide to succeed.”
“Everything’s fine, but we’re at the beginning. That is very clear now.”
“We have to keep a lot of things that we have done well for the next season.”
“If you’re at the beginning, you still have plenty of room for improvement. “We have great potential.”
“If I decide to stay in the Championship, it’s because I could see fans, city, environment, everything, staff – everybody was really, really delighted to see things going forward.”
“You could see everybody pushing and everybody helping you and everybody trying to do their best.”
“I have been in a lot of teams, and, in some of them, they’ve been winning. “They thought ‘OK, done’, and they were going clearly downhill.”
“This club, if we do the right things, we have to go uphill. It can be faster, but we have to do things in the right way.”
Those are positive words form Rafa Benitez who has one year left on his contract at Newcastle.
We hope we get new owners in this summer and that they give Rafa an extended and improved contract to have him stay at the club.
That would be perfect.
Howay The Lads!!