I was watching the build up to yesterday’s draw at Crystal Palace and if Grame Souness spouting rubbish wasn’t bad enough, Jamie Redknapp decided to get involved..
The Sky pundit begun with questioning whether Benitez is interested in improving his own players, also stating he he’ll have to ‘find a way’ to keep us up if he’s as good a manager as he says he is..
He then added that he must ‘stop complaining’. Something that he’s not actually been doing of late despite having every right to over the past month in-particular (with him not even knowing his budget in January while Mike Ashley left to club paralysed as he was enjoying his holiday in the US).
Here’s what Jamie had to say on Sky yesterday:
“If Rafa is as good a manager as he says he is then he needs to find a way of keeping them up and stop complaining”
Incredible really. Pundits somehow continue to almost side with Mike Ashley in all of this, completely ignoring the fact that Benitez has been dealt a pretty bad hand by the NUFC owner.
Questioning his quality as a manager is unbelievable in the circumstances too. The fact we’re in with a shout with a Championship squad says a lot about him to begin with for me.
And as far as his ability to improve players is concerned, I can’t thinking of a single player whose gone backwards since he arrived. As highlighted below, the likes of Paul Dummett has come on leaps and bounds.
Redknapp pre-match seemed to be suggesting Rafa isn't interested in improving the players he has. Paul Dummett's improvement suggests otherwise. Giving Kenedy room to roam on the left
— Mark Douglas (@MsiDouglas) February 4, 2018