The previous Liverpool boss was pissed off at an absence of exercise within the switch market and supporters made their emotions clear on Saturday morning exterior Sports activities Direct within the metropolis centre – Ashley’s firm – the place flyers known as the proprietor a ‘parasite’.
However chatting with Sky Sports activities forward of the lunchtime kick-off, Benitez regarded to place the matter to mattress and swap consideration from transfers to issues on the pitch.
Rafa Benitez insists he has no points with Newcastle proprietor Mike Ashley after a troublesome summer time
The Spanish boss was left pissed off after failing to strengthen sufficient within the switch window
Indignant supporters protested peacefully within the metropolis centre earlier than the match towards Tottenham
‘I believe it is the time to focus on soccer,’ he mentioned. ‘I haven’t got any points as a result of I’m an expert and as quickly as I speak about enterprise, effective, however we speak about soccer and I focus on that.
‘Till the tip of the switch window you need to try to enhance your squad as a lot as you possibly can. Now I attempt to enhance my gamers tactically and technically and we push as a gaggle.
‘We’ve got to focus on soccer now. We needed to complete the window early to focus on soccer so everybody has to stay collectively. We can not change what occurred in the summertime so now we should focus.’
In the course of the peaceable protests, supporters confirmed off a flyer which known as Ashley a ‘parasite’
Numerous supporters got here out hours previous to the opening match of the season to the town centre the place flags and flyers defined their grievances.
‘The place’s the cash gone, the place’s the cash gone,’ was one chant repeated by supporters.
The membership did effectively within the second half of final season as they rallied for Benitez and they are going to be hoping to construct on their prime 10 end from final time period.