Rafa has written his piece for the program for today’s final Premier League game of the season – against 5th top Chelsea, who were last season’s Premier League Champions.
Rafa has taken the opportunity to thank everybody at the club and also he thanks every single Newcastle fan and mentions how good a job members of his team have done behind the scenes.
Rafa Benitez – Newcastle’s proud manager
Rafa thinks that everybody connected with the club should be proud of what the team has achieved this season when it looked in mid-December we would be fighting relegation right up to this final game of the season.
This is what Rafa has said:
“I don’t know anyone who thought at the beginning of this season that we could finish near the top 10.”
“If things worked out differently we could have been going into this fixture under pressure to avoid relegation.”
“Fortunately we aren’t and we have to realize how important this group of players’ efforts have been in last 10 months.”
“It is important for us to keep the good memories we have taken from this season.”
“It has been a great one from a very professional group of players and along with the staff, fans, city, everyone has come together to get behind us.”
“We have to be proud of that.”
“I’d like to take the opportunity to thank every single fan who has supported the team all the members of my staff – coaching and medical staff – and everyone who has worked so hard behind the scenes.”
“I’d also like to thank the players for their commitment and passion.”
What we need is for Newcastle to win this game against Chelsea and finish in the top half of the table.
That’s also a tough task – but you never know – not with Newcastle.
Howay The Lads!!!