Newcastle United’s five-win Championship run has been highlighted in Spain this Friday.
In an article written by AS, manager Rafa Benítez took all the credit for the Magpies’ comeback after two defeats in the opening fixtures.
AS listed ten changes made by the boss which led Newcastle to second place in the Championship table.
According to the Spanish newspaper, the reasons for success would be: “Different mentality match by match”; “defensive solidity”; “youngsters in captaincy”; “rotation”; “Jonjo Shelvey”; “change of grass to avoid injuries”; “set pieces importance”; “away wins”; “affection from fans”; and “signings”.
Of course Benítez has many merits in Newcastle’s fantastic run, but the Spanish media are really looking for everything they can praise him on at the moment.
Earlier this week, another Spanish newspaper, Marca, had a feature on just how well Benitez was doing for Newcastle, and it’s all a big change since the same newspapers were open mouthed at the prospect of him managing in the Championship.
Newcastle next face Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday at St James’ Park. Another win is likely to see the praise in Spain increase even further, and Benítez should lap it all up, because he’s endured enough of the opposite in recent years.