Ayoze Perez: 'Newcastle United thriving under Rafael Benitez'

Newcastle United forward Ayoze Perez is enjoying life under manager Rafael Benitez and the club's impressive start in the Premier League following promotion.

Newcastle United forward Ayoze Perez has praised manager Rafael Benitez following the club's impressive start to life back in the Premier League.

The Magpies secured an immediate return to the top flight under the Spanish coach last season as Championship champions.

Newcastle currently sit ninth in the Premier League table having won three of their opening seven matches.

"We're doing really well. The start to the season has been hard as we've needed to adapt ourselves to this league," Perez told Sky Sports News.

"But we've still done really well, we're ninth in the table and we're playing good football, that's the most important thing. Under Rafa, we're doing a great job, so we're happy with that.

"My relationship with Rafa has been brilliant, I've learned a lot from him. To be honest, I always try and improve myself, but under Rafa you're always going to improve.

"It's been a great start to the season, he's given me a lot of confidence, which is important for a player. I'm feeling really good on the pitch."

Up next for Newcastle after the international break is a trip to Southampton in the Premier League on October 15.

Ben Davies and Ayoze Perez in action during the Premier League game between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur on August 13, 2017
Read Next:
Perez: 'Newcastle can handle big boys'
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

1Manchester CityMan City16151048113746
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd16112336112535
6Tottenham HotspurSpurs1684428141428
8Leicester CityLeicester166552322123
12Huddersfield TownHuddersfield165381126-1518
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton164571421-717
15Stoke CityStoke164481935-1616
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle164391625-915
17West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom162771222-1013
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham163491432-1813
19Swansea CitySwansea163310918-912
20Crystal Palace162591027-1711
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account