Rafael Benitez: 'I cannot change our transfer situation'

Benitez: 'I cannot change our situation'
© Getty Images
Rafael Benitez appears to concede defeat with regards to Newcastle United's transfer approach this summer, admitting that he "cannot change anything".

Rafael Benitez has apparently conceded defeat with regards to Newcastle United's transfer approach this summer, admitting that he "cannot change anything about our situation now".

After the Magpies earned promotion to the Premier League from the Championship last season, owner Mike Ashley claimed that Benitez would have funds to recruit the players that he wants.

In a recent interview with Sky Sports News, however, the Sports Direct businessman acknowledged that he cannot compete financially with England's elite and the club would have to take a thriftier approach.

Benitez told reporters at his press conference: "I cannot change anything about our situation now in terms of the market, the transfer window and what we have to do.

"Believe me, it doesn't change anything in terms of my approach to the games or the training sessions or preparations. I know what I have to do - to concentrate on the training sessions and my players.

"I did not watch [Ashley's interview]. I know what he said. I know what the fans think about the interview and I know that if I keep talking about it, I will not change anything."

Newcastle, who began the Premier League season with a 2-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur, entertain Huddersfield Town on Sunday.

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez dreams of Istanbul ahead of his side's Premier League meeting with Manchester City on April 19, 2016
Read Next:
Benitez: 'We must sell before we buy'
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City65102121916
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd65101721516
3Chelsea6411125713
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs6321105511
5Liverpool63211211111
6Watford6321910-111
7Arsenal631298110
8Huddersfield TownHuddersfield62315329
9Burnley62316519
10Newcastle UnitedNewcastle63036519
11Southampton622245-18
12West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom622246-28
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton621357-27
14Everton6213411-77
15Swansea CitySwansea612337-45
16Stoke CityStoke6123510-55
17Leicester CityLeicester6114912-34
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham6114613-74
19Bournemouth6105411-73
20Crystal Palace6006013-130
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand