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Rafa Benitez calls on every player, fan and member of staff to do their bit

5 years ago

Rafa Benitez must secretly be seeing the finishing line fast approaching but you wouldn’t think so when you hear him speak.

Despite having beat their two closest rivals away from home in the past six days, the Rafa message doesn’t change.

Now 11 points ahead of third, it doesn’t prevent Rafa Benitez stating that ‘One bad week and everything can change’.

Desperate to guard against complacency and over confidence, the United boss declaring: ‘Every single player, every single member of the staff, every single fan, has to have the feeling that nothing is won or done’.

Reading lost at both Huddersfield and Brighton last month but at home they continue to have an impressive record, in 18 games they have lost to only QPR and Villa, having beaten Huddersfield 1-0 and drawn 2-2 with Brighton.

Rafa Benitez:

“Reading will be tough, it will be difficult, we have won nothing and we have to carry on, concentrate, and prepare for Reading.

“We don’t think about a draw, we think about going there to win – though anything can happen in football.

“Reading will play the way they have all season, they will try to keep the ball, try to play with high tempo, keep possession.

The workrate of our team at Huddersfield was fantastic and you could see the way they celebrated at the end, the connection with the fans. I think everybody was pushing together.

“You have to be sure you are not over confident or complacent.

“Every single player, every single member of the staff, every single fan, has to have the feeling that nothing is won or done.

“One bad week and everything can change.”

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