Alan Shearer thinks Newcastle United fans might have found the new hero they were desperate for
Alan Shearer says that Newcastle fans ‘appreciate’ what Rafa Benitez is trying to do.
As a lifelong supporter himself, the NUFC legend says Newcastle United ‘at times is a very difficult football club to manage’, none more so than these near 12 years with Mike Ashley as owner.
As well as appreciating what Rafa Benitez is trying to do, Alan Shearer says they also believe in him ‘…stick with the team, stick with the manager; keep believing in what the manager is saying and doing.’
Newcastle of course finally broke their 14 year old transfer record, Mike Ashley for the first time paying over £15m for a player with Miguel Almiron signing on deadline day.
Shearer saying that the fans ‘have been crying out for someone to cheer, someone to be their new hero’ and that Almiron can fit the bill.
Rather than feeling the weight of being the club’s new record signing, Alan Shearer thinks the Paraguayan should ‘enjoy that pressure’ and use it to inspire him.
Alan Shearer talking to the Premier League World show:
“Rafa Benitez has a very good relationship with the fans.
“They appreciate what he is trying to do.
“They appreciate that at times it is very difficult football club to manage and they understand what he is doing.
“They believe in him and they respect him.
“It has been tough at times.
“They [fans} have had to stick with the team, stick with the manager; keep believing in what the manager is saying and doing.
“I think he is doing the best that he can, with the squad he has got, and he is getting the most out of every player he can.
“With his experience of where he has been, what he’s achieved, and the way he sets his team up…
“Always difficult to beat, that will help Newcastle, I have no doubt about that.
“Miguel Almiron will give them something different, his pace and his trickery.
“It will be tough at times coming from the MLS into the Premier League, totally different, far more physical.
“He’s not exactly a big lad but hopefully going to be a very good signing.
“There might be a little bit of pressure, but he should enjoy that pressure, because they have been crying out for someone to cheer, someone to be their new hero.”
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