Having to endure a terrible start to the season, Newcastle fans are finally seeing an upturn in form from their club, which hasn’t lost a game since October 27th.

Drawing to Southampton before beating both Watford and AFC Bournemouth, Rafa Benitez’s men have overcome their early season slump to start climbing back up the table, currently sitting 14th, three points behind West Ham.

For the Spanish manager, it was only a matter of time before his team started picking up results, as he explained to Radio Kiss Kiss in Italy, relayed by CalcioNapoli24.

He said: “You can see the first eight games we played, we lost so much because we played the big teams in the league. These days, we’re playing teams of our level, where we can either win or draw”.

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Of course, any interview with an Italian radio station, especially one based in Naples, would include a question about Maurizio Sarri, currently undefeated in the Premier League at Chelsea.

On his counterpart, he said: “He’s doing well. The problem with the Premier League is that none of the top three have lost yet. It’s hard to say who will win between Chelsea, Liverpool and City. My favourite is City”.

Radio Kiss Kiss also enquired if there was a chance he could become a board member at Napoli.

He replied: “Aurelio de Laurentiis hasn’t asked, and I’m still a bit too young. Anyway, here, in the Premier League, I talk a lot about Caserta Palace, subterranean Naples and the Veiled Christ.”

Newcastle will be hoping to continue their newfound run of good form when players return from the international break by getting something out of a relatively tough away fixture to Burnley before welcoming table neighbours West Ham at St James’ Park on December 1st.