Rafa Benitez hits back at Jack Colback after the midfielder’s bold claims about his treatment at NUFC

Rafa Benitez has suggested that Jack Colback’s comments about his unfair treatment at NUFC were completely false, stating that he and the club treat the midfielder with ‘total respect’ and not ‘like a number’ as the 28-year-old recently claimed.

After sealing a loan move to Nottingham Forest on deadline day, Colback claimed there’d been ‘no respect’ shown his way whatsoever over the past few months on Tyneside, saying it was disappointing for him being ‘treated like a number more than a human being’.

Before his move to the second tier last month, Colback has been nowhere to be seen at NUFC, with his only appearances coming in  U-23 games and him also being famously excluded from the teams squad photo.

Following his outspoken comments and his questions over the club’s handling of his situation at the club, Rafa Benitez has hit back at the midfielder, denying claims that he was wrongly treat.

“I have a responsibility and it’s just to concentrate on football, so I will not get into this, but I will tell you that we treated him 100 per cent with total respect.

“I am telling you that we treated him with 100 per cent total respect. A lot of respect.”

We don’t know the truth in all of this, but Benitez seems pretty adamant here that Jack was treated with a lot of respect, essentially calling him a liar over his comments following a move to Forest.



Benitez may be ruthless, but he doesn’t strike me as a bloke who’d totally ostracise a player like Colback without having a good reason to do so.

What’s your view on all this folks? I think I know who I’d tend to believe in all of this..

(Fancy writing for us? Send any articles/ideas over to us at [email protected] & we’ll get back to you!)

About Olly Hawkins

Born in Gateshead, Olly was a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

One thought on “Rafa Benitez hits back at Jack Colback after the midfielder’s bold claims about his treatment at NUFC

  1. Rafa is ruthless, and we wan’t him that way..
    This is a mans game, not for spoilt little boys demanding attention.

    Respect is a 2 way street Jack, and you need to earn it from Rafa….

      (Quote)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green