Rafa Benitez has been interviewed in the Sunday Sun today and he hasn’t said too much different than we have heard over the last couple of days.
He wants to stay at Newcastle, he likes it on Tyneside, but he must be able to compete in the top half of the league table.
Rafa’s sick of fighting relegation for the last two years.
Some of us are sick of fighting relegation consistently since Ashley arrived back in 2007.
We think it’s a long shot that anything can be agreed before our last game at Fulham next Sunday so the talks will to have to continue into the following weeks.
Rafa Benitez – at St. James’ Park yesterday
Do Newcastle have to do everything at a snail’s pace?
Rafa has said this in the Sunday Sun today on things still to be sorted with his contract:
“There are a lot of things.”
“But the main thing is if we can maximize the potential of this club. I am not happy when you have to play a game and think: ‘If we can get a draw we’ll be satisfied’.”
“At the moment it has to be with the top 10 teams then it depends on how strong you are.”
“Then you can go closer, maybe the top six. My idea is to win every game if you can – I am not very happy when I can’t.”
“I am really happy here. I don’t have any problems and the fans are fine. The people in the streets and people around are fine.”
“The staff are good. There are a lot of positives here.”
“The main thing is – can we compete? That is the problem.”
We have a feeling this could take a few weeks yet!