Newcastle United have been one of the best teams in the Championship and they look odds-on favourite to return to the Premier League at the first instance.
If they manage to get promoted at the end of the campaign, it would be the second such instance in which they have managed to return to the top division after just one season in the Championship. Rafa Benitez took a major gamble in deciding to stay at St James’s Park even after they relegation. He has been rewarded with a lot of praise coming in from all quarters.
The Spaniard has managed to win some of the best trophies in the world like the Champions League and the Spanish La Liga. However, he is also on course to winning the English Championship for the first time in his career. Still, there is a lot of time left in the season and . Benitez is confident that Newcastle will be comfortable at the top of the table. The Spaniard was able to remain calm even when the club started the campaign with two consecutive defeats. The club are now on a four match winning run, which has seen them open a one-point advantage over second placed Norwich City.
“It is fine. I was not worried about the league table before and I am not worried now.The main thing is that my players have the right mentality like they have had in recent games.They don’t need to feel anything different now, just enjoy it and try to do well. For us to play at home is nearly always the same – a lot of fans behind us in a massive stadium so it is more or less the same pressure every game,” said Benitez.