Benitez: The goal is clear – not to fall
Newcastle manager Raphael Benitez complained that the club can not compete with most of its Premier League rivals on the transfer market and the real goal by the end of the season is to keep the spot in the elite. “Swords” lost their last 4 games and fell to 14th in the standings, but the Spanish specialist is still optimistic.
“The realities are that an attacker who can score 20 goals in the season costs 40 million pounds. We need between 20 and 30 million for a good average player in this post. We compete with Huddersfield, Brighton and Burnley, but we can not afford the players they are attracting. We can not offer any such transfer or pay, “Benitez commented.
“We had a hard month, but we are able to get out of this position. Our fans know why they’ve gotten here. However, they value the team we have built. Our goal by the end of the season? Do not fall, “Rafa admitted.