Benitez Christmas period will be key for Newcastles survival

first_imgNewcastle United manager Rafael Benitez believes the next few weeks will be crucial if they are to avoid relegation from the Premier LeagueA run of seven points in their last three games has moved Newcastle up to 14th in the league table.But the Magpies are only a point clear of the bottom three with 15th-place Burnley awaiting them at Turf Moor on Monday.Matches against relegation rivals Huddersfield Town and Fulham will come up just before Christmas.And, on the back of securing back-to-back wins before the international break, Benitez hopes to keep up the momentum.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“When you are so close to the other teams, any win is massive – and two wins is even more important,” Benitez told the Chronicle.“I think the international break is bad for us, but at the same time it gives us time to recover and spend time with our families.“We can come back with more energy and, if we can get another couple of good results, I’ve always said November and December will be so important for us.”“We have a run of games up to Christmas which will be difficult, but we have a chance in all of them.“I always said this would be an important period for us.”last_img

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