Rafa Benitez what could be his very last press conference for Newcastle this afternoon – for our final game of the season at Craven Cottage on Sunday afternoon – in our final game of this season.
Rafa revealed there is a meeting next week with Charnley but he doesn’t know if Mike Ashley will be attending that meeting,
There’s no news and the talks seem to no further forward from the beginning of the week.
Rafa Benitez – speaking with the press
Here’s some of what an upbeat Rafa said in his press conference today:
“It is exactly the same line, we will have a meeting for sure and then let you know when we have info. We just have to concentrate on the game.”
“I will be around after Sunday to talk.” “I don’t need too much time on holiday – 1 week later on is good for me”
“This week has been an amazing week of football. Congratulations to all of the English teams for this great achievement. The semi-finals were all really great games.”
“The PL is the strongest league in the world now”
“We have one game left to play. We have to try to do well, we want to finish one place higher if we can. I have some players asking me questions about the future, but still we don’t know.”
“We’ve waited 8 months so we can wait another 10 days.”
“We played against Liverpool last weekend and we knew the intensity they had. It was a surprise that Barcelona did not react in the way we know they can.”
Fans must be frustrated at various events at the club – or no-events – but they are confident we can win this game.
7 in 10 fans think we can win this game.