Rafa has refused to get drawn on just about everything in his press conference today and wanted to just concentrate on the next game – which is at Stamford Bridge tomorrow afternoon.
He has refused to talk about transfer, the takeover and even his own future becasue he says it’s just a waste of energy.
He could be right there – there doesn’t seem much he can do about things.
Rafa Benitez – situation is not ideal
So Rafa is tight-lipped in this transfer window.
But the manager has to be disappointed that after 11 days we don’t even seem close to bringing in our first player during this vital January transfer window.
This is a down-to-earth Rafa talking in his press conference today:
“I will not talk about the transfer window, I will not talk about names and I will not talk about the takeover.”
“We are wasting energy on these things, but we need to focus on the game.”
“I could say it’s a difficult window like other managers, but I prefer not to”
“I don’t want to talk about players, I don’t want to talk about takeovers, and I don’t want to talk about me. “
“I just want to talk about these players and our games”
We have what we have, and we are where we are.”
“We cannot analyze individual substitutions, decisions and everything all the time.”
“If we do not have enough, we’ll try to do something more.”
“No it’s not an ideal situation but the majority of fans understand the situation.”
We’ll look forward to watching this press conference on nufcTV later today to see how Rafa looks and what his body language is.
But he may well be giving up on being able to build a top team at Newcastle United if Mike Ashley is still the owner this summer.
We hope that’s not true.
What do you think about all of this?