Rafa was bombarded with questions from the local journalists today amid reports his negotiations at Newcastle have reached an impasse.
He is still waiting for answers to his requirements to stay on as Newcastle manager past the end of June and even pointed out he has a contract until June 30th.
An before the game at Arsenal he was asked to submit the information on what he wanted from the hierarchy (Mike Ashley) to stay on at the club.
The more positive information this afternoon was about our two injured players Florian Lejeune and Sean Longstaff, who both suffered knee injuries that end their seasons.
From what Rafa has said about Florian Lejeune it looks like the operation went very well and Professor Paolo Mariani has told him the rehabilitation will be quite quick.
Sean Longstaff talks to Rafa Benitez
Maybe that’s a sign that this ACL tear is not as bad as the one he suffered in July last year that kept him out for around five months.
This is what Rafa has said about Lejeune and Longstaff this afternoon:
“We sent him (Florian Lejeune) to Rome and he’s doing a great job already.” “He’s had the operation. Everything has gone well.”
“Now it depends on the doctor. The doctor told me rehab has started and it’s quite quick.”
“Sean Longstaff is working again and getting stronger. The rest of the players are fine.”
That is excellent news and while Sean should be ready for preseason that could be very tough for Florian Lejeune.
But both players are now on the mend.