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Benitez remains confident Newcastle will start to climb the Premier League

Rafael Benitez is confident that his Newcastle side will soon start to climb the table after their abysmal start to the Premier League season.

Newcastle are yet to win any of their opening eight Premier League games, although to be fair to them, they have been handed a horrific fixture list, having played five of last season’s top six sides already, leaving them in the drop zone with just two points.

However, with no top six sides left to play until after Christmas, The Magpies have a very realistic chance of grabbing a few wins and moving clear of the drop zone, and having watched his side storm to an early 2-0 lead aginst Manchester United on Saturday, Rafa Benitez thinks that his side will do just that.

“We have more or less the same squad, we changed some players. We did well [last season] because we were consistent, and we are working from the beginning until the end, very hard, and I think we will do the same,” Benitez said at his post match press conference.

“Everyone was disappointed in the dressing room, but I told them we cannot complain about what we did, we cannot be upset because we did so well for a while. We deserve more.

“But when you play against these teams, five of the top six already. Last year we were in the bottom five in December and we finished 10th, this year hopefully will be the same.”

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