Newcastle fans react to Rafa Benitez damning statement about survival hopes

Newcastle United did well to stop a Fulham side that boasts the likes of Andre Schurrle and Aleksandar Mitrovic in attack but, equally, should be disappointed to have not been able to break down a defence that has shipped 42 goals already this season – in fact, this was the Cottagers’ first clean sheet of the league season.

Much has been made of Mike Ashley’s willingness, or lack thereof, to appropriately back Newcastle in the transfer market – as such, Rafa Benitez has been forced to make do with the limited funds available to him and has done a remarkable job by keeping the Magpies in the Premier League since their return for the 2017/18 season.

As a result, the Spaniard is more or less a hero on Tyneside who can do little wrong in the eyes of the St James Park faithful, but even the most pro-Benitez among the Toon Army will surely be disappointed, at least, by the boss’ recent comments regarding top flight survival.

The former Liverpool boss has said it would be a “miracle” if his side avoid relegation to the Championship without sufficient backing in the January window. Unfortunately the 58-year-old seems resigned to that fate and Newcastle fans aren’t happy with it one bit – you can find the best of the reaction on Twitter below…

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