How will Rafa Benitez's Newcastle fare back in the Premier League?

How will Rafa Benitez's Newcastle fare back in the Premier League?

How will Rafa Benitez's Newcastle fare back in the Premier League?

But Benitez feels his side haven't improved enough on a year ago, with just four days until their Premier League opener at home to Tottenham Hotspur.

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez has expressed his frustration with the club's transfer dealings this summer - but has put paid to any fears that he will walk away from St James' Park.

The club has signed five players at a cost of just over £30million so far this summer. "We missed some targets at the beginning, and now we're trying to do our best with what's available. It's not what you want, it's what you need".

"It is hard for teams who don't have as much money as the big teams".

At the Premier League launch show on Wednesday 9th August, Rafa Benitez took the chance to talk about his club where BT Sport were present.

However, the Spanish club are struggling to meet the Gunners' reported £13m asking price and talks are rumbling on.

"Sometimes they are unavailable, and if they are available, sometimes the wages are not the same, the commission is not the same and the wages are huge".

The 21-year-old was sent home from Chelsea's pre-season tour of China after he made negative comments about the country on his Instagram account.

"I'm not happy. I'm not happy with it, but, at the same time, for me, it's a challenge and I will try to do my best. The team spirit's quite good, and hopefully we replicate that this season". "It is something you cannot control but at the moment I am fully committed to doing the best that I can". "I'm very realistic. Let's be sure we do very well every game and we're out of the bottom three positions and then see where we go".

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