Alan Shearer has talked today about the superb job Rafa Benitez has done at Newcastle especially since mid-December when we ended a streak of nine games with just a single point.
We are on a high at the moment of four wins in a row, and we hope more success tonight at Everton will keep us in the stratosphere.
We were third bottom of the league after losing 1-0 at Arsenal in December, but we have climbed up to 10th place and have a chance of reaching 8th place if our good results continue through the rest of the season.
Alan Shearer – Newcastle still only Championship team
Several pundits, including Alan himself, have talked about the team being a Championship team following owner Mike Ashley’s refusal to give Rafa sufficient transfer funds last summer to improve the side.
This is what Alan Shearer has told Coral today:
“It has been a very, very good season for Newcastle. In particular, it has been a very good three months – particularly from the turn of the year.”
“There has been some very exciting results, good performances and they have now guaranteed their Premier League status for next season, which is an incredible achievement.”
“The job that Rafa Benitez has done there this season has been remarkable.”
“I have said it many times that this season that I think the team he has is a Championship team.”
“But he has dragged them through and got some brilliant results out of them and it has been a very good season.”
It has been a very good season and it will get even better if we can make it five wins on the trot at Goodison Park tonight.