What Benitez does better than McClaren according to Dummett

Speaking ahead of Newcastle’s crucial match-up with Crystal Palace, Paul Dummett has spoken to the press about his new manager Rafa Benitez and what the Spaniard offers compared with his predecessor Steve McClaren.

Speaking to the Chronicle, the defender praised the ex-Real Madrid boss in how he was turning the squad into ‘better players’.

 

More specifically he has praised Benitez for the work he has done with the Newcastle back four.

With the Magpies conceding the second highest number of goals in the league this season (64 – only Villa have conceded more), it was imperative that a defence-minded coach in the mould of Rafa was brought into the club. After a clean sheet against Swansea and what should have been a clean sheet against Manchester City this month, there’s evidence to suggest that what’s being taught on the training ground is actually having a positive effect on match days.

“For me personally he talks about the positioning with each player and he works with the back four a lot.

“He tells us to be together and be more compact. Any manager has different opinions and growing up as players it can only help you learn from them. It will help me get better as a player too.”

605 thoughts on “What Benitez does better than McClaren according to Dummett

  1. Can’t see Arsenal beating City but I also can’t see Spurs winning another game this season. They completely lost the plot last night and losing the league has obviously effected them more than people thought it would. Be hard to get themselves up for meaningless last two games relatively speaking.

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  2. Didn’t get to watch the game last night, but just watched the recorded MOTD.

    Spurs were an absolute disgrace last night!!. Club deserve a huge fine for that. Lengthy bans should also be given to Dembele, Walker and Lamela in my opinion – that’s aside from the red cards that should have been dished out during the game.
    Clattenberg had a mare.

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  3. Stuart79:
    Can’t see Arsenal beating City but I also can’t see Spurs winning another game this season.They completely lost the plot last night and losing the league has obviously effected them more than people thought it would.Be hard to get themselves up for meaningless last two games relatively speaking.

    Stu – it was disgusting to watch & Walkers snot throw was sick. I would have knocked the little **** out.
    There has to be at least 3 retrospective bans from last night and a big fee for the club for not keeping their players under control.
    The mad thing was they were winning 2-0 at the time. Couldn’t handle the pressure – Leicester could have won it at Old Trafford but stayed calm and took the point. Deserved winners IMO.

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  4. Was clear they are a young team who feel completely pissed off and appeared gutted! Will take some getting over in my opinion this season.

    Will still be a tough game for us but I’m not sure they’ll be really up for it.

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