Loads of Newcastle fans have been giving their verdict on Wednesday’s defeat at Nottingham Forest, and they’re really not happy with Rafael Benitez’s post-match comments.
Newcastle fell to a 3-1 defeat in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday, and most fans would agree it was a pretty woeful performance.
Ayoze Perez was unlucky not to get a penalty late on for a challenge from Forest goalkeeper Luke Steele, but the Magpies were outfought and outclassed for most of the match, barely threatening the Forest goal.
Benitez has a special relationship with the fans on Tyneside, but they’re really not impressed by his post-match verdict.
“I don’t agree that Forest were the better team and I’m not concerned by how we played,” Benitez said (22:11).
“We did well to control the game after the first minute when we conceded. They were able to play on the counter attack.”
Unsurprisingly, fans don’t agree with Rafa’s comments, and the upcoming fixtures don’t get any easier.
The Toon Army travel to Manchester to face the champions this week, before Arsenal come to St. James’ Park right after the international break.
You can find some of the best reactions to the comments down below, look away now Rafa…
Sorry Rafa mate but you are wrong.
— neilB (@neilTheMagpie) August 29, 2018
Spec savers the morn then
— Phil burgess (@Philspugburgess) August 29, 2018
Wake up @rafabenitezweb! There’s no creativity, no intensity, no commitment and no desire to play football. Ok against the big teams we need to be cautious, but away to Cardiff and again tonight we’ve been awful. To win games we need to score goals, to score goals we must create.
— Mark (@LadThe15) August 29, 2018
which game was he watching forrest where up for it from the start
— mickey mouse (@kodihelpline) August 30, 2018
I love Rafa but feel he’s starting to lose his way, obviously not being allowed to sign his targets has had an impact but he needs to get on with it now
— Ben Dunn (@dunntoon) August 30, 2018
I have lost faith and respect for rafa for over a year now and comments like tonight just fuel it
— Brian Robinson (@brobinson952) August 30, 2018
Team looked half asleep. Shambles from start to finish. Forrest were the better team
— alison henson (@alisonhenson3) August 29, 2018
sorry rafa but sometimes you have to shoulder the blame aint always the players !!!
— Jaz340 (@Jaz340) August 29, 2018
— L (@leathehat) August 29, 2018