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Ruud Gullit ‘Newcastle fans deserve better’ and sees big problems with Rafa’s body language

4 years ago

After watching Newcastle lose to Huddersfield and then Rafa Benitez’ post-match reaction, Ruud Gullit is worried both by the manager’s words and body language.

Describing Huddersfield as all pulling together and looking fresh, able to play with no pressure, Gullit thinks it is very different for Newcastle. Believing that the players are struggling to make any impact so far and Rafa looks far from happy, with not the right ‘chemistry’ within the United set-up.

As for body language, Ruud Gullit has a dire take on it, suggesting that Rafa Benitez is really showing his disappointment at the way things have gone and that language telling the Dutchman ‘I don’t know if I can get it better than this?’.

Whatever we think of Gullit’s disastrous management style when at St James Park, you can’t surely argue when he says Newcastle desperately ‘need some creativity’.

He and Shearer have already kissed and made up long ago and Ruud Gullit also spoke very passionately about the Newcastle fans and that they ‘deserve a good team’.

When presenter of MOTD 2, Mark Chapman, said that surely all fans feel they deserve a good team and Newcastle supporters are no different, Gullit snapped back…

‘No, I have been there. They are so loyal, they only want to have a feeling  to be proud of their team, so they can cheer every week. So give it to them’.

Ruud Gullit speaking on MOTD 2:

“Huddersfield come there fresh, they have no pressure.

“They have the first result (3-0 win at Palace) and everybody is saying what the hell happened there?

“Then they come here (v Newcastle) and they play with freedom. If you see Mooy today, you follow him and it was an unbelievable display, Mounie another good player.

“If you see the players of Newcastle

“I don’t know, I don’t think they made an impact at the moment. 

“If you see Benitez, his reaction after the game, are you happy? It doesn’t look like there is a chemistry.

“Rafa’s body language is that he is disappointed and it is almost like – I don’t know if I can get it better than this?

“It is going to be a hard time, they still have a week and a half of this transfer window.

“They need some creativity, need some players who can take you by the hand.

Newcastle, they deserve a good team.

“These fans are fantastic,they come and cheer their team on, they deserve a good team.”

(Mark Chapman) ‘But all fans feel they deserve that?’

“No, I have been there.

“They are so loyal, they only want to have a feeling to be proud of their team, so they can cheer every week.

“So give it to them.”


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