Newcastle United bargain buy last summer – defender Fabian Schar – has been interviewed in the Chronicle today and he wants to see Rafa Benitez signed up to a long term contract as soon as possible.
Fans see the potential of Newcastle as does Rafa (of course) and the players.
Unfortunate Mike Ashley doesn’t want to see it.
Fabian Scar has been little short of a revelation for Newcastle this season.
The Swiss International is just the type of hard-working, skilled and gutsy player Geordie fans love to see where the famous black and white striped shirt of Newcastle United.
Rafa Benitez congratulates Fabian Schar
This was after his great solo goal against Burnley
Schar was a €3.5M bargain signing by Benitez from Deportivo in the summer – and that was his release clause in case Deportivo were relegated from La Liga.
Deportivo only finished 7th in the Spanish second division this season, so they didn’t come straight back up.
Like other players at Newcastle this season, Fabian has improved under Rafa’s guiding and coaching.
The 27-year-old was asked in the Chronicle today if it’s crucial for our players that Rafa stays:
“Yeah of course.” “I want to see how we can improve now and show how good we are now.”
“I think Rafa is doing a good job with these players.” “We have all gone in the same direction during the season.”
“It is great to work with Rafa as his experience gives us so much all the time.” “We will see what happens.”
“Since November, it was a great season; before then, it was hard for me, as well.”
“But, over the whole season, I can be really proud for me and for the whole team.”
“And, again, I can say after each game the support is unbelievable, it’s amazing.”
“Even when we play away, you have to enjoy because we have so many fans”
“The support is brilliant and we wanted to give them something back for what they do the whole season for us.”
“And I think that’s (beating Fulham) the perfect end for us, but also the fans.”
Fabian struggled to make the team early on (as did Ki Sung-yueng too) but then both came on in the second half of the home game against Watford, and we won our first game of the season 1-0 – at the 11th attempt.
Fabian has never looked back since then.