When we were safe with five games to go last season, we managed to lose the next four games before we hammered Chelsea 3-0 at home in the final game of last season.
We secured our safety this season last Sunday with three games still to play, and Rafa does not want any drop off in form, attitude or ambition over the next three games.
We play Brighton away today, Liverpool at home next Saturday and Fulham away n our final game of the season on Sunday, 12th May.
It would be great if we can all three games and finish with five wins on the trot after in our first 10 games we went without a win and only 3 points.
Rafa Benitez with his players training at Benton
And each of the remaining games is winnable – even against the Reds who may be a little nervous next weekend with being so close to their first ever Premier League title.
Rafa was asked yesterday any players had asked him about his future and this is what he said as reported in the Chronicle today:
“I told them the other day: ‘It doesn’t matter what happens to me or not,.”
“We are professional; we do our job, we have to be focused, train well and give everything.”
“That’s it. They know that it is a question of time.”
“Because you cannot change what is going on. They cannot influence that. They must just train well and be ready.”
“I gave the message the other day to everyone. I wanted to do it because, at this stage of the season, where we are safe, I want people to carry on.”
“That was the conversation I had with the players the other day.”
“I said: ‘Listen, stay focused, keep working hard, forget about this, or that, and try to be sure that you’re professional and do well.”
“There are a lot of people who care about what we do, so we have to try and do well.”
The majority of fans expect we can win this game today – hope so!