Rafa has just finished giving his press conference this afternoon for the game on Monday night at Turf Moor against Burnley who are tied on 9 points from 12 games with Newcastle in the league
Paul Dummett will not be available for the game on Monday but his hamstring injury is being treated and Rafa says we will see how he is next week.
So those words suggest Paul does not have a serious injury – which is good news.
Rafa Benitez – at a previous press conference
These are some of the comments Rafa has made at his press conference this afternoon:
“Dummett is not available. He has been treated and we will see how he is in the next week.”
“Lejeune has been training but we don’t want to take risks yet. Lascelles, Shelvey and Muto have not had a full training session yet so we will wait to see on them”
“Sometimes you have a great game plan and you lose, sometimes you have an awful one and win.”
“You try to prepare things right and they go wrong sometimes the players make that different.”
“They (Burnley) are quite strong at home. They lost against some of the best teams but they are strong.”
“They create chances andit will be a tough game for sure.”
“They will try to get 3 points but the pressure is similar for both sides as we are close in the table”
That’s potentially good news if Dummett will only miss one or two games.
What do you think?