Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez insists it will not be difficult to turn things around

The Spaniard has eight games to keep the Magpies in the Premier League.

Rafael Benitez has insisted that it will not be difficult to change things at Newcastle United, and believes that if they make those changes they will have little problem getting out of trouble, the Chronicle reports.

With eight games to go, the Magpies find themselves in the relegation zone in the Premier League. Luckily for the club's fans however, Benitez believes that he knows what the team needs to do to survive, and is confident that the required changes can be implemented.

Benitez told the Chronicle: "Why is the club where we are at the moment?

"From outside you will have plenty of reasons why, from inside? You can see that we have to change little things.

"But the positive thing for me is - it's not difficult.

"You know two or three things will improve everything, and it is not difficult.

"I am sure that if we do this we will be fine."

Based on the first two performances the side have put in under the Spaniard, it appears that they may be starting to find the attributes they will need to drag themselves ahead of both Sunderland and Norwich and survive. 

They showed plenty of fighting spirit against league leaders Leicester City and followed that up with a decent effort against the Black Cats to earn a point. 

However, the supporters may be concerned that the change in the last two games may be solely down to a new manager coming in with fresh ideas and saying all of the right things to convince the squad that survival is achievable, but if results did not improve then the morale would return to what it was before.

But with Benitez insisting that he has identified what needs to be done - so is under no illusions regarding how difficult the job will be - it appears that the fans can have some hope that he has the plan required to keep them up.  

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