Rafa has just finished his press conference this afternoon for the rather tough game at Goodison Park tomorrow night against Everton.
And as expected Rafa and the players are concentrating on how we can win at Goodison Park tomorrow night.
One the takeover talk he says we have been here before but we must concentrate, and it’s going to business as usual at the club.
Rafa Benitez – at a previous press conference
Here’s some of what Rafa had to say:
“I was talking today with Lee Charnley and the message is very clear – business as usual.”
“We have been in the situation in the past and we have to carry on.”
“We have an important game to play and must concentrate.”
“We have been working on that and we will still be working on the same idea.”
“We have to look for targets and be ready for January.”
“Dummett is still not ready. Hayden is unavailable, like Darlow.”
“Every game for us is a final, every game is quite difficult – it will be a tough game, like always in the Premier League.”
“It’s just about keeping the confidence high because we can do it.”
“It’s always good to play another game soon after a defeat, to put your heads down and have to react quickly.”
“Paul Dummett is a great professional, he’s always doing well, but if he is not there we have to manage.”
“Pérez is working so hard in every game and doing a great job for the team. We cannot forget that he was the top scorer last year.”
When the Amanda Staveley bid was dragging on late last year that’s when we went 9 games and got only got one point.
We cannot let this latest distraction of Ashley said to be close to selling the club interfere with the team’s ability to win games.
The more wins we can get by the end of the year the higher the probability the club will be sold early next year.