Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez on Dwight Gayle: I knew that he would score goals

Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez on Dwight Gayle: I knew that he would score goals

Rafa Benitez says he is not surprised to see Dwight Gayle flying high at the top of the scoring charts with 11 goals. Eyebrows were raised by some when Gayle was handed the number 9 shirt in the summer but the ex-Crystal Palace man is enjoying a fine season and is on course for his own personal target of at least 20 strikes this term. When asked about his progress, Benitez said: “We knew that he could score goals. We were impressed in the beginning because he scored goals in the training sessions. “He is working hard and it’s not easy to see both things at the same time, goals and work. He is enjoying himself and doing really well.” Read More Newcastle United go top of the Championship – here's what Rafa Benitez had to say And while there were other good personal performances apart from Gayle, Benitez was eager to stress it had been a team effort at Oakwell. The former Liverpool and Inter Milan boss said: “It was a team effort. “We made two changes, Ayoze and Colback to make sure we were physically s…

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