Speaking to Newcastle United’s official website, star man Isaac Hayden has gone on to reveal that the players are on board with manager Rafael Benitez’s controversial rotation policy.
Newcastle United suffered a devastating relegation from the Premier League last season but given the strength of their squad, many expected the Magpies to be able to do well in the Championship.
As expected, things are going well for Newcastle at the moment and with 22 points on the board from 11 matches, the Tyneside based outfit look well on course to achieving automatic promotion during the current campaign.
Despite the positive season so far, manager Rafael Benitez has received a bit of criticism from some quarters and many do not agree with the Spaniard’s policy of constantly changing his starting lineup around for almost every game.
Midfielder Isaac Hayden has now gone on to speak regarding Benitez’s notorious rotation policy and has explained that despite the external criticism, the players fully support their manager’s decisions.
Hayden told the club’s official website, “I’ve been happy with it. I’d say probably the last couple of games – I didn’t play in the Rotherham game and maybe I was a little bit tense in my game, putting too much pressure on myself a little bit, in the couple of games leading up to it.
“The manager spoke to me about (that) and he just helped me understand what he wanted from me, what he wanted from my game, and I think that helped me.
“I’ve come back now after the England under-21s debut and I feel fresh and I feel ready to go for the next section of games. There’s a lot of games in the Championship as we all know. The manager likes to rotate and he likes to keep players fresh.
“I think everyone’s on board with what he wants going forward and everyone who is associated with the club needs to be pulling in the right direction to get it back to where it belongs – in the Premier League.”