- Fri Mar 9 10:40 PM
Mitrovic's form has brought mutterings of whether he should have left, especially as the loan signing Islam Slimani is still injured, but Benitez defended his methods
- Thu Mar 8 8:11 PM
The Brazilian midfielder, who has been linked with Inter and Newcastle in the recent past, has committed his future to the Serie A title hopefuls
|He played against Cardiff and got sent off, which obviously I was not expecting,
said Benitez. After that, with Diame and Shelvey playing well, now Ki has the Premier League experience, too, so it has been difficult for him.
At the moment he wants to be here, I think, so we will see in the future,
He showed what he can do and has given us something different,
said Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez. I was happy with Joselu, Ayoze [Perez] and [Yoshinori] Muto, but he's a different kind of striker.
When we signed Rondon we were after a striker who could win the ball in the air, hold the ball up, score goals and has some mobility as well,
said Benitez. We knew about his mentality, we knew he could bring something different.