The game on Saturday at home to Huddersfield is one we should win but the team isn’t always good at winning games they are expected to win.
Recently we have had some good results against the better sides in the league – such as the great 2-1 win at home against Manchester City – but we also need to take 3 points from the teams around us in the league table.
The Terriers are rock bottom of the league with just 11 points from 26 games and only two winds.
They are 6 points behind second-bottom Fulham and 13 points behind Saints in 3rd bottom place.
Newcastle have to win this game and we cannot have any excuses if we don’t manage to do that.
Rafa Benitez – pensive in the dugout
Rafa still seems a little bit worried by over-confidence in the side – that the players will take Huddersfield too lightly.
This is what Rafa has said today in the Chronicle about the game on Saturday:.
“We can’t be overconfident. Then you start making mistakes.”
“The games at home are normally more difficult because the other teams come here and play more compact and try to counter-attack.”
“Even if you wanted to sustain attacks or to be more consistent in attack, you still have to defend their counter-attacks.”
“If you are open – and I use West Ham at home as an example – sometimes it is a big risk.”
“Again, I say – it’s a balance between attack and defense, plus being organized in defense.”
It’s a game we must win and it would be great to see a sell-out crowd at St. James’ Park on Saturday afternoon to roar on the lads.