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Rafa Benitez wants his side to be more ambitious

Rafa Benitez wants his side to be more ambitious

Newcastle United will be looking to build on the point they picked up against Crystal Palace at the weekend.

The Magpies still remain winless in the Premier League and currently sit within the bottom three ahead of their home tie with Leicester City.

Rafa Benitez has admitted that the clean sheet against Palace was pleasing, however, according to a report by the Shields Gazette, he is still demanding more ambition from the side.

“I think it’s always important to have a clean sheet, especially when you work really hard,” he said.

“The feeling that they will have in the dressing room is that they were working really hard to get this point, and that’s a good feeling.

“Still, I want to see the team with more ambition. It’s a point, but next time we have to go for the three points again.”

The Verdict:

Newcastle and Benitez have been guilty of playing ultra defensive in some of their matches, which has drawn some criticism in the past.

The Magpies know that they will need to start winning games soon if they are to have any chance of remaining in the Premier League and the match against Leicester could be the perfect opportunity.

It remains to be seen in how Benitez decides to approach the game at St. James’ Park, however, he will need to have an attacking game plan if they are to take anything from the Foxes on Saturday.

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