The Rafa Benitez Wigan Press Conference has taken place on Friday lunchtime.
The United boss confirming that Dwight Gayle has trained without an injury problems throughout the international break, it looking all but certain he will start against Wigan.
Rafa feels that Huddesrfield are now feeling the pressure after being hammered 4-0 by lowly Bristol City in their last game.
However, as usual, the Newcastle Manager never ceases to warn that no game is easy, saying Wigan will be a ‘tough game’ as they battle to avoid the drop.
Brexit has been the all consuming topic of conversation/news and recent days have seen football commentators wondering how it may affect English clubs, especially in terms of movement of players.
Rafa Benitez though played it laughs when asked, saying that if he is retiring in 10 years or so they might not have even finished the paperwork!
First quotes from the Rafa Benitez Birmingham Press Conference:
“I’ve been really pleased with the atmosphere in the whole city.
“Eight games to go now and it is a mini league – one game at a time.
“We have some games to play at home (5 of last 8) and we will try to improve our record.
“Huddersfield are now feeling the pressure.
“We have to concentrate on ourselves – if we think too much about (Wigan), we will lose our focus.
“We know Wigan are trying to avoid relegation so, as always, it will be a tough game, a difficult one.
“We have some players who were injured, and it’s been a good time for them to recover. Some still have problems.
“I think Dwight Gayle has been really good for us. His injury was a problem but he’s trained (in the international break) without problems
(On the impact of Brexit on football) “”I don’t know and maybe I will be retired in ten years time and they will still be doing the paperwork!”
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