Rafael Benitez says where Newcastle’s Ayoze Perez needs to improve

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez reacts on the touch line during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Southampton at St. James Park on March 10, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

Ayoze Perez is playing well for Newcastle United at the moment.

Rafael Benitez, Manager of Newcastle United looks on prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Huddersfield Town at St. James Park on March 31, 2018 in Newcastle upon...

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez has suggested to The Shields Gazette where Ayoze Perez needs to improve.

The former Liverpool and Real Madrid manager believes that 24-year-old forward Perez needs to be more composed and gives the ball away.

Ayoze Perez of Newcastle United celebrates victory after the Premier League match between Leicester City and Newcastle United at The King Power Stadium on April 7, 2018 in Leicester,...

Benitez, though, has praised the work the former Spain Under-21 international forward, who cost Newcastle £1.5 million in transfer fees when he joined from Tenerife in the summer of 2014 according to The Guardian, is doing for the Magpies.

“He’s doing a great job for the team,” Benitez told The Shields Gazette about Perez. “Sometimes he can give the ball away, and he has to be more composed.”

Ayoze Perez of Newcastle United celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Newcastle United at The King Power Stadium on...

Important player

Perez has established himself as an important player for Newcastle and is playing well for Benitez’s side at the moment.

The 24-year-old forward has made 22 starts and eight substitute appearances in the Premier League for Newcastle so far this season, scoring four goals and providing four assists in the process.

Newcastle’s recent results and performances have been very encouraging, and it looks like they will retain their Premier League status for the 2018-19 season.

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