Rafa Benitez explains Newcastle's approach to games for the remainder of the season

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Newcastle United are a point adrift of safety going into their final three games.

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez has said that regardless of the side's position in the table, they will approach every game looking to win it. 

The club have three games left in the Premier League season and are one point adrift of safety in the battle to avoid the drop.

They face Crystal Palace at St James' Park before travelling to already relegated Aston Villa. They then host Tottenham Hotspur on the final day of the season at home.

Benitez is quoted in the Chronicle, saying: "I would say - we approach the game just thinking about to win it, that’s it. It doesn’t matter where you are in the table, we know that we have to try and win.

“We came here with just 10 games to play. It was a more difficult situation for me the first few games because we didn’t have time to train and prepare. We had so many injuries and especially positions at the back; left full-back and afterwards the keeper."

Newcastle certainly have to be positive in the remaining games of the season and they will look at their next two engagements as very winnable games. 

They face a Palace side that has not been in great form during this calendar year and a Villa team that has been widely criticised as one of the worst to grace the Premier League era - having already been relegated to the Championship.

Those are two sides that are around them while they face a Tottenham team that has been in the title race in their final games of the season. One only needs to look at their last two games against Manchester City and Liverpool - where Newcastle earned commendable draws - to see that they will relish the challenge of facing Mauricio Pochettino's side. 

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