Rafa Sums Up First Eight Games

Last updated : 17 October 2017 By Footy Mad - Editor

Rafa Benitez says he’s not surprised at Newcastle United’s start to the Premier League season.


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The club is ninth in the division – and two points off fifth-placed Chelsea – after eight games. Southampton twice came from behind to draw 2-2 with Newcastle at the St Mary’s Stadium yesterday.

Benitez feels his players are quickly adapting to the Premier League after winning the Championship last season.

Asked about United’s start to the campaign, manager Benitez said: “Not surprised, because I can see them training every week.

“In terms of how they work, what they do, how we approach the games, it’s fine.

“But even when you are doing all these things right, you can lose, because in the Premier League the level is so high, and if you make one mistake, then you can pay for that.

“I’m happy, because overall, every game the team is doing well.

“We lost against teams that maybe we could do better, but it’s a learning process and maybe we could do better.”