Troubled club were sunk by Aaron Mooy’s strike for fellow new-boys and the Spanish boss knows his side may need more time to get up to speed in the top-flight
Troubled Toon were sunk by Aaron Mooy’s strike for fellow new-boys Huddersfield.
Rafa Benitez believes his Newcastle side need may not be ready for the Premier League
Aaron Mooy scored the only goal as Huddersfield beat Newcastle
Boss Benitez admitted: “It’s a learning process, so we have to learn quickly.
“Maybe it’s too soon for us.
“It’s going to take longer, for sure and my experience in the Premier League is you have to take your chances because if you make mistakes you pay for that.”
Benitez, 57, is at loggerheads with owner Mike Ashley — who was not at the game — over the club’s transfer business.
Toon spent £36.4million on six players this summer — less than Huddersfield’s £38.5m on ten.
Newcastle legend and SunSport columnist Alan Shearer tweeted: “On the evidence of the first two games it’s going to be a long, hard season for @nufc.”
Rafael Benitez has been frustrated by Newcastle’s lack of transfer activity
Newcastle owner Mike Ashley is at loggerheads with Rafael Benitez
Newcastle have now lost both of their opening Premier League games
Asked if his team were good enough to stay up, Benitez replied: “Hopefully, yes. I am sure that we will improve.
“We need time, but we will improve.
“I’m not happy because we have lost two games.
“But I think we will create more chances and we will score more goals for sure.”
Huddersfield 1-0 Newcastle: Aaron Mooy fires home Terriers winner to make matters worse for miserable Toon boss Rafa Benitez
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