“We have enough character and people who care and who are trying to do their best and that is the main thing for me”
“He is working hard but it is difficult to see him in the next games.
“We have enough character and people who care and who are trying to do their best and that is the main thing for me.
“They are all working and fighting hard for each other.”
Benitez admits victory over Alan Pardew’s Crystal Palace is essential tomorrow to keep alive Newcastle’s survival prospects.
The Magpies go into the game on the back of a three match unbeaten run and buoyed by last week’s comeback at Liverpool.
The Toon chief knows Newcastle’s fate is out of their own hands, being a point worse off than relegation rivals Sunderland and Norwich and having played a game more.
However, he has been encouraged by recent improved form.