Rafa Explains Why Win Over Saints Was So Important

Last updated : 21 March 2018 By Footy Mad - Editor

Rafa Benitez says he has an unshakeable belief in his Newcastle United team.

Benitez’s side beat Southampton 3-0 two weeks ago to climb up to 13th place in the Premier League.

Image result for newcastle unitedRafa Benitez: "We’re confident in the system we play and in each other. The team has to be consistent and strong enough to approach every game thinking we can win three points."

Asked if the Southampton game had been a “must-win” fixture, Benitez said: “I don’t know if I said that, but it was an important game to win.

“When I do my maths, I don’t waste too much time thinking this one is a must-win (game).

“This was a fantastic game to win, but the main thing is, if you are not strong enough to win, that you are strong enough to draw.

“Those games are ones you cannot lose. If you draw you both get a point but they remain where they are as well.

“To win, is great, we were strong enough to control the game, now it’s to the next game, and we have to be strong for that one as well.”

Since Christmas, only Manchester City and Liverpool have beaten United.

Asked if he was confident about staying up, manager Benitez said: “Yes, the one thing we have is confidence in our team.

“We work really hard and we are doing well.”