Striker Explains How Rafa Is Always Trying To Improve The Players


Dwight Gayle may get sold this summer but the striker loves life at Newcastle, and he certainly likes playing for Rafa Benitez.

Dwight didn’t have a good season scoring goals last season (6 PL goals), but this year you could see the improvement in Dwight as a player.

He played well for Newcastle during our revival and was unlucky on several occasions not to score.

Dwight has been speaking in the Express today and has talked about how Rafa wants to improve every player – every day.

Dwight Gayle – has improved as a player this year

This is some of what Gayle has said in an interview with the Express today:

“They all get on so well.”

“We haven’t had any people disrupt the group and that’s the reason we have performed so well.”

“The boss is out on the pitch every day trying to improve every player.”

“He is very approachable. If you want to speak to him about any problems, anything you want to improve on, what you need to do to get into the team.”

“He sees the things I am good at and tries to get players to help me.”

“We have players like Jonjo Shelvey, Mo Diame and Ayoze Perez who like to play balls in behind, and we work on that and he improves my game that way.”

“He reminds me of where I need to be. He wants me to do a lot of defensive work for the team as well.”

“The fact that the players are so young and looking to progress works perfectly for us.”

“The fans love Rafa – every week you see they have a different banner for him.”

“They have supported him throughout, even when we had a bad run. They were right behind him.”

“He is thankful for that and I am sure he will repay them for it.”

Gayle could possibly stay at Newcastle for next season because of his improvement as a player this year, and it certainly looks like he listens carefully to everything Rafa tells him.

These negotiations at Newcastle with Rafa have gone on far too long although we still think Rafa will sign a long-term deal to stay at the club.

It would be difficult for the manager to turn his back on his players and the fans.

He is loved so much at Newcastle.

But Mike Ashley has to get out of his way and give him what he wants.

Comments welcome.


2 comments so far

  • RobLeenio

    May 30, 2018 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #1

    Gayle “He is very approachable. If you want to speak to him about any problems, anything you want to improve on, what you need to do to get into the team.”

    Steven Gerrard “I can pick up the phone and speak to all of my previous Liverpool managers. Except for Rafa.”

    Strange contrast – you’d almost think one was being honest, the other was trying to sell books….

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  • RobLeenio

    May 30, 2018 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #2

    Apropos of nothing at all, my office looks directly up St James’ Boulevard towards St James’ Park. I’ve just watched a helicopter land in what must have been Leazes Park or somewhere else nearby. Very close to the ground anyway.

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