Rafa Benitez has just given his press conference for the difficult game at Wolves on Monday night against a newly promoted side who are in good form at the moment.
There’s very good news in the injury front with only Jonjo Shelvey and Rob Elliott not fit – the rest of the squad is available for Monday.
So it looks like local lad Sean Longstaff will start the game – he’s been outstanding for us recently.
Rafa Benitez – at a press conference
Here’s some of what Rafa has said in his press conference:
“We are much better. Apart from Jonjo and Elliot, everyone else is fit and available.”
“They have been training. We have big decisions to make on both the starting eleven and the squad in general. It is good news and competition is good.”
“Always it’s important to have everyone fit if possible. Players can be more tired and it is a more risky time for everyone.”
“They accumulate so many minutes but it is good to have bodies and competition. Shelvey is close, he has trained outside, but one or two weeks.”
“I think he (Almiron) has adapted fine. Training has been OK. He is a fit, mobile, dynamic lad.”
“People talk about the physicality so we will see how he copes.”
“What I can say about Miguel is that he’s a nice lad, a worker and is very professional.”
“He will be fine.”
Miguel seems to be made to measure for Rafa Benitez and if the Paraguayan listens closely to Rafa, which he is already doing, the 24-year-old playmaker can become a top player in the Premier League at Newcastle.
Sounds great to us!