Must say listening to that Balague interview with Baz im excited to see what he can do with this squad.
What I liked the most was:
1. Benitez isn't the type to put an arm around your shoulder - he's not the most emotional type and if you dont do what he asks you likely wont keep getting played if the club has other options available.
How long I have waited for that type of management. This squad aint getting an easy ride anymore.
Encouraging for sure. I'm just not sure he's the guy to instill a new culture for the club. Martinez attempted the same and managed to do so in his first season, but he also had the personality and attitude for it. Granted the biggest culture shift needed now is getting rid of the deadwood and getting players off their butts, so maybe he can at least manage that much.Interesting that he also said that the owners hired him as following ancelotti they realised to be successful they need a culture change throughout the club which Benitez wants to bring whereas Carlo was solely focused on the playing squad only.
He went on to say dont be suprised to hear negative reports come out from anyone disgruntled at the club in the coming months who doesn't want change.
Made me think Kenwright/Brands when he said that.
Martinez did jack mate.Encouraging for sure. I'm just not sure he's the guy to instill a new culture for the club. Martinez attempted the same and managed to do so in his first season, but he also had the personality and attitude for it. Granted the biggest culture shift needed now is getting rid of the deadwood and getting players off their butts, so maybe he can at least manage that much.
Spot on but got to say he is a arrogant man ,we know by even applying for the job but hopefully that arrogance can kick the arses of some of the divas lazy arses in this squad/club that's never happened for the last say six years or more, that's what I'm clinging on toAll Prem managers are under unbelievable pressure.
Magnify this a hundred times for Benetiz.
Unless he gets off to an amazing start, it will all turn toxic quickly.
Our managerial turnover has been counterproductive, with hundreds of millions squandered on Jarg players.
The EFC hierarchy have undertaken a massive gamble here.
I hope it works.
Nah, there was a defeatist attitude throughout the club pre-Martinez. He got people believing again.Martinez did jack mate.
He was an absolute con man , who got lucky , post Moyes.
Rafael may have the guts to actually challenge players.
Bit like a recycled Moyes.
Sad really that so many besmirched Moyes.
However , we need to get behind Rafael now.
To be fair to our new manager’s detractors they mostly oppose him because they wanted someone else, whether it be Graham Potter or Eddie Howe etc.As the legendary Spanish journalist Guillem Balagué said today:
“In Spain when we say ‘small club’ we mean a club that comes to defend, a club that does not come to win. Mr Benitez knows what a big club Everton is in terms of history. The Everton fans are sensible and will get behind him.”
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