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Rafa Makes Some Interesting Comments – Still Seems Upbeat

The Newcastle fans seem worried on at least a couple of fronts at the moment.

First of all, we have taken only one point from the last three games and we have faltered in the league table a little with just five games to play.

Playing at Leicester City tonight could be another difficult game for us and we haven’t won away in the league since back on December 15th when we beat Huddersfield 1-0.

The second worrying thing is that we are halfway through April with just over four weeks to go this season and Rafa has still not signed a new deal to stay at Newcastle.

Rafa Benitez – still seems upbeat – in spite of uncertainties

The longer this goes the more worried the fans will become.

Benitez was asked he was relaxed about his situation by the Chronicle”

“Yeah, because I know if you do your job properly it is easier to talk about anything.”

“I am a professional.” “We are looking to get three points and go to 38 points as soon as possible.”

“The situation is the same – we have to wait.” “Then the club will tell me what they think.”

“At this time, we have to concentrate on the game.”

“It’s normal the media will be asking and the fans are worried, but the main thing is to be sure the team is safe.”

“If we have to talk, we can talk without telling everybody.”

“We can now concentrate on football which is the most important thing.”

“People ask me about the away form.” “The away performances are not bad.”

“If you remember Wolves in the last seconds we were winning, we lost two points then and didn’t deserve it.”

“Bournemouth was another game we did well in but a penalty changed everything and we had to rescue a point.”

“But it was a game we could win as we were in control in and we were winning at half-time.”

“You go to Arsenal and it was a bad game.”

“We had two or three situations we could have done better in the final third but didn’t do it.”

“We were defending but we were not a threat on the counter attack so my feeling is that we are difficult to break down.”

“But at the same time we need more if we get points.”

“Against top sides, it’s more difficult but against others we can do it.”

The mood is a bit down mainly because of our performances on the field and what we really need is a surprise win against the Foxes tonight.

That would lift the mood immediately.

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3 comments so far

  • G

    Apr 12, 2019 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #1

    What’s Rafa’s record like against Leicester I wonder? Or Rodgers for that matter?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 12, 2019 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #2

    Would he have gone up against him at Swansea, or maybe with Chelsea against Lpool, I can’t remember, Demba Ba scored that goal that cost them the title, Rafa signed Ba and I’m sure Rodgers was in charge when they blew that title.

  • Jib

    Apr 12, 2019 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #3

    That was after Gerards infamous slip
    which they showed on Skysports News quite often yesterday


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