Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has just given his press conference for the game at home to an in-form Everton side tomorrow afternoon.
The kick-off is an unusual one – at 3:00pm.
Rafa talked about the injury to Sean Longstaff and says he’s disappointed for the youngster, but that Sean is positive and mentally strong and determined to come back as soon as possible.
The manager was asked about the news on Peter Beardsley and immediately cut that discussion short:
“Sorry, I cannot comment about that.”
Rafa Benitez – at a press conference
This is some of what Rafa has said in his press conference:
“When you have an injury it’s always bad news. For a young player it’s worse.”
“But talking with him he’s mentally strong, he knows he needs to start working to get fit as soon as possible.”
“He is really positive and we are disappointed, but he is fine.”
“We have four midfielders so we have to make a decision. It is bad news for Longstaff, but it could be good news for somebody else.”
“At the beginning, we played top sides, but now we have gained (some) confidence we didn’t have before.”
“The team is playing well, the fans are supporting the players and the atmosphere has been positive.”
“The passion is also helping us.”
Let’s hope we can get a win but fans are split on the potential result.