Dressing Room Upbeat?

Asked if Almiron’s arrival had lifted the dressing room, Rafa Benitez said: “I think everyone was expecting new faces.

“Barreca and Almiron, they’re good on the ball, they can play with some pace and they are offensive players.

“Especially because Miguel Almiron’s playing as a No 10, he’s used to playing in this position, so he gives us the competition we were looking for in this position where we didn’t have too much.

“Hopefully, it will be good and everybody will continue working as hard as they do now, but with more confidence.”