Rafa Benitez was interviewed after the game last night against Norwich, in which somehow Newcastle came back from 3-2 down to score two goals in the final 90 seconds of the six minutes of stoppage time to win the game 4-3.
There was pandemonium when Dwight Gayle, who scored a hat-trick latched onto a long ball from Jonjo Shelvey with seconds to go in stoppage time and magnificently drove the ball past the goalkeeper to win the game.
The subs bench cleared and the players celebrated with the crowd – unbelievable.
This is what Rafa himself said about the ending:
“I was there. I was not jumping, but I was there in the middle. I am getting older.”
“I am the kind of manager who gets excited, but especially inside because I am really proud when I see the team reacting. I am really proud of them.”
“Some people will jump or run or whatever, but I am happy inside because I think it’s something that’s difficult to achieve when you have a group of players and you have to push, push in these circumstances.”
“And then it’s really important to see them working so hard and doing so well.”
“It’s important to show that the team is there, the team is together.” “The fans and the players, we have to find a way that if everything is fine, it will be easier.”
“But if something is wrong, still we have to stick together because it will be really important for us for the future.”
“Today as soon as we scored the goal, the fans were supporting the team and the players ran a little bit more.”
Next up is Rotherham United away and we must take all 3 points there on Saturday and then it will be a positive two week International break for Newcastle fans everywhere.