The local journalists asked Rafa Benitez about his contract negotiations after losing to Crystal Palace 1-0 at home and Rafa did little to lift the mood.
He told the reporters that he and Newcastle were not close in the negotiations.
We are also not safe yet in the Premier League so we’ll have to wait until Friday night to play an in-form Leicester City side away.
Rafa Benitez on the touchline today
Rafa was not in the best of spirits after the defeat today, and this is what he said to Sky Sports:
“There’s been negotiations.” “We are not that close.”
“Today was more a game of football that we knew was an important game and we were doing a lot of good things.”
“But my disappointment is because what happened today.”
“We knew that could happen and we were talking about that, how to prevent these things, and we didn’t do it at the end.”
“We have to keep thinking in the same way.”
“The next game is another final, we have to try to get three points and that’s it.”
“The problem is I have said that so many times and so many months ago.”
“Until the end, you have to keep going.”
That doesn’t sound too good coming from Rafa.
We are still not safe in the league – maybe we can beat Leicester City on Friday night – but that’s a big ask.
A draw would be a decent result.