The Newcastle United players were training on Friday ahead of this afternoon’s Premier League game against Southampton away from home.
Relegation candidates Newcastle will take on Southampton at St. Mary’s Stadium in a few hours’ time.
The Magpies will head into the game on the back of a 3-2 defeat to Norwich City away from home at Carrow Road.
Newcastle are second from bottom in the Premier League table at the moment and are in real danger of getting relegated to the Championship at the end of the season.
Rafael Benitez’s attitude in training on Friday was intense and serious, as the Spaniard tries to find a way to get the team back to winning ways (see photos below).
The former Liverpool and Chelsea boss has a tough job on his hands, and it looks likely at this stage that he will fail to keep Newcastle in the Premier League next season.
The Magpies need to get something from this afternoon’s match against Southampton at St. Mary’s Stadium.