Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez rejects claims he is creating negative vibe

Rufina Vignone
Agosto 23, 2017

However, an unhappy Barton has slammed Benitez by saying, "It doesn't help when the manager is out there moaning".

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez has rejected claims he is fuelling the negativity surrounding the club.

"Our approach to games doesn't depend on if I'm smiling or not", he said.

'The main difference is what the players do on the pitch. You can't be happy if you lose your first two games, you have to be upset.

"We have too many players around".

Taking turns, the two "captains" would pick a player, from the very good, down to the good, then the decent, then the not very good, before you reached the humiliation if one of the no-hopers.

Carragher had said: 'There's a buzz about Huddersfield and nearly every team that comes into the Premier League. "Hopefully we can change that tomorrow".

The injured Klaassen has not travelled to Croatia
The injured Klaassen has not travelled to CroatiaOLI SCARFF AFP GETTY IMAGES

The 57-year-old has spent £35m on six players this summer, and is hopeful of bringing in at least two more before next week's deadline.

Newcastle are set to confirm the arrival of Brazilian winger Kenedy from Chelsea on a season's loan before the weekend, but after that, Benitez knows he will have to sell players before he can make any more signings.

Newcastle still look desperately short of attacking options after failing to score in defeats to Tottenham and Huddersfield. We have to wait until September 1 and we know things will be different.

"The transfer window is open, but we were coming from the Championship and when we were in the Championship we knew we had to sign players for the Championship", said the Newcastle boss, according to the Northern Echo.

"It is hard, there are players here who have known for a long time that they would not have a squad number and will have to leave, but sometimes they do not like the money on offer or sometimes the club's make it hard because they do not want to the pay the money we want".

"For us, coming from the Championship, we need to change more players".

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