After putting a game plan together that got Newcastle our fourth win in a row this afternoon and the first against Arsenal in eight years Rafa seems relatively happy after the game today.
After the 2-1 win Rafa and the players walked around the ground celebrating the great achievement that we had reached 41 points and in fact, we now have a decent chance to get to 8th place if we can keep up our good form in the final five games that are left to play.
Rafa paid tribute to the players, the city and the fans for sticking together this season through thick and thin.
Kenedy with Rafa Benitez after the fabulous win today
And although it’s been thick for the last few months, it was very thin when we went nine games with just one point.
This is what the Newcastle hero – also known as the Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez said after the game today:
“People dreamed we could do this, this season. But we had to stay awake in order to do it.”
“We’re really pleased to achieve this. It has been a difficult season. We deserve to be where we are.”
“I think we are safe with 41 points. It’s a massive achievement for the players, the city and the fans. I want to congratulate everyone.”
“Today we didn’t play amazing football because we played an amazing team but you have to manage how you play and compete for the win.”
When the final whistle blew this afternoon, it was a culmination of success the club and surviving a tough first season back in England’s top league.
But as long as we have Rafa in charge of the club, we are sure he can take us from success to success.
Absolutely certain about that!
It’s a fantastic feeling of success and achievement after the win today – many thanks for that Rafa.