Manager Rafael Benítez of Newcastle United think that it is particularly difficult for his team to sustain themselves in the Premier League. The Spaniard even fears for degradation.
“We have to be realistic and there is peace of mind to have the whole season in the rechterrijtje will stand”, said Benítez Monday at the press conference in the run-up to the uitduel with Liverpool. “It is a miracle if at the end of the season three clubs below us are.”
Newcastle occupied currently fifteenth in the Premier League. The advantage on the number eighteen Burnley is five points. The bottom three teams relegate at the end of the season straight to the Championship.
“Last season was already a miracle,” said Benítez. “They thought we pretty simple on the tenth place were ended, but with a few victories less we had at the bottom five teams stood.”
The ‘side, after’ gathered last season, eleven points more than number eighteen Swansea City, along with Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion were relegated from the Premier League.
“Clubs spent more money than last season’
Benítez is aware that Newcastle and the difficult will get with clubs who have lots of money can spend. The Japanese striker Yoshinori Muto was last summer with more than 10 million euros, the most expensive acquisition for the Northern English club.
“It is a miracle if we us this season once again maintain, because the clubs have even more money spent than last season,” he said. “If we think that we are simply the clubs can beat that in the summer £ 100 million expenditure, we have it completely wrong.”
Newcastle were relegated in 2016 and the Premier League, but a year later the champion in the Championship and turned back at the highest level.
The team of Benítez plays on ‘Boxing Day’ was against the leader Liverpool. The match at Anfield starts on Wednesday at 16.00.
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