Rafa Benitez has lashed out at Mike Ashley today in an attempt to get funds to strengthen the Newcastle side.
Rafa seems concerned that we could still end up relegated this season.
And with our next four games being against Liverpool, Watford, Manchester United and Chelsea we could sink quickly in the league table by mid-January.
Rafa is decisive, and there is a possibility that if Kenedy’s form doesn’t improve soon, the manager could end his loan spell in January and send him back to Chelsea.
Kenedy with Rafa Benitez – Brazilian’s form has been poor
This is what Rafa has said in the Chronicle today about Kenedy:
“It is true that he is not playing at the level of last year, and sometimes players have confidence when they are doing things.”
“He told me the other day that he knew he was not playing well and these mistakes mean that he loses a bit of confidence.”
“We tried to explain to him that the only way to change that is to carry on, and hopefully he will do that.”
“He will stay?; at the moment, I think so.”
One reason Rafa may consider sending Kenedy back is so he can bring in another player on loan from the English leagues for the rest of the season.
In Rondon and Kenedy we currently are at the limit of two loans.
We are now five points clear of the bottom three, six if we include goal difference.
But we have some very tough games coming up before February where it will be tough to pick up points.
We play Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City before the end of January.