Rafael Benitez has asked fans to remain positive ahead of the new season.

Indeed Newcastle will be playing in the Championship after their relegation from the Premier League, and the Spanish manager has stated that it will not be easy to win the promotion back to the Premier League. The presence of Rafael Benitez as manager has created a sense of optimism and they want to believe that they can win the Championship easily.

Last time that Newcastle achieved this feat was in 2010 when they won the Championship with 102 points. However, Rafael Benitez stated that things have changed so much and that it will not be as easy as before. He said that there are plenty of Championship clubs that have money at the moment and that they are also investing massively on new players. He said that the amount of money that you can make in the Premier League is tempting owners to invest in their team, and this has made the Championship more competitive as ever.

The Spanish manager has asked fans to remain behind the team and that they will need all the support they can get in order to win their place back in the Premier League. Newcastle has not cut down on their spending and has invested massively in the club. Fans will be hoping that this investment will pay off and that the presence of a reputed manager as Rafael Benitez will be enough to take them back to the Premier League.

Rafael Benitez believes that the Championship is different from the Premier League. He said that playing in the Championship requires a physical approach whereas the Premier League is more technical. He said that he is still preparing the team for the Championship and believe that they will improve as the season goes.