When you have a world-class manager at the club, it’s a joy to watch how our players have improved under the guidance of Rafa Benitez.
Jamaal Lascelles, the captain, is one who continues to get better under Rafa and there’s a good working relationship between the manager and the captain.
One good reason for Jamaal’s improvement is that he wants to learn and become a better player.
Rafa Benitez congratulates Jamaal Lascelles
Here’s Rafa talking about his captain Jamaal Lascelles in the Chronicle and he is wanted by both Everton and Chelsea in the summer:
“I don’t know if it is Chelsea or any other one.”
“We are talking about a young English center-back.”
“And there are not too many English center-backs who are young, who can play in the Premier League.”
“So he has so many positive things and the main one thing for me is that he is keen to learn.”
“So he has a lot of potential so a lot of clubs will be interested.”
“Will they be able to sign him? I don’t think so.”
There’s just no way Rafa will part with one of his most important players this summer.
But it will be interesting to see what bids are made by the Blues and the Toffees for the captain.