Rafa Benitez has already proved he can take the pressure at Newcastle and he seems to have nerves of steel.
The 58-year-old is hardly one to panic as he implores the fans to keep calm during this tough start to the season.
He will be saying the same thing to his players in training this week.
Newcastle have an excellent chance to register our first win of the season at Selhurst Park on Saturday in the seventh game played, but it will not be easy.
Salomon Rondon – should start on Saturday
We’ve played well only in patches so far this season, and the lads have to be more consistent and cut out the mistakes.
There have been way too many of those mistakes so far this season.
This is what Rafa has said on nufcTV:
“We were disappointed against Arsenal because two goals of quality made the difference,”
“But in the first half we showed something really positive; the team was on top of them, we were pushing, we were creating, and we were close so I think we deserved more.
“But then we conceded a free-kick into the top corner, and we conceded the second goal too early.
“That meant we were a little more exposed during the second half when we were more open, and afterward we scored the goal but it was too late to react.”
“When your team is not doing well or not winning, then you have to try and take the positives.”
“The positive for us was the approach in the first half; the way that the team played, with intensity and determination, which is what we have to do in every single game.
“But we need to learn how to manage these situations when we have something against us. It’s experience and something that we have to learn quickly.”
We expect Jonjo Shelvey, Salomon Rondon, and Kenedy to start the game against Crystal Palace and maybe this could be the starting eleven – if Jamaal Lascelles is fit to play.
Yedlin Lascelles (c) Fernandez Dummett
Ritchie Perez Kenedy
That’s a strong team and hopefully can come home with the bacon – in this case – all 3 points.