Unhappy Benitez won't walk away from Newcastle, despite transfer frustration

Rosalie Stanley
August 11, 2017

"Always in football you need luck, I had the luck when the ball came through to me and then I scored", Atsu said of his Verona strike.

Speaking on the Sky Sports' Premier League launch show, the Spaniard admitted it had been a tough summer due to the uncertainty of the transfer market.

"I like the player because I have good friends in A Coruña", Benitez was quoted as saying by the Chronicle after the 2-0 win over Hellas Verona.

Deportivo La Coruna are betting on the will of Newcastle United target Lucas Perez and the rapidly closing transfer window in their pursuit of the Arsenal striker.

But Benitez is unhappy that other Newcastle targets have been missed although he admitted that it has been hard.

"We missed some targets at the beginning and we are paying for that, but hopefully we can find some solutions".

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The Galician club have tabled a €10m bid for the 28-year-old whom they sold to the Gunners for €20m last season but Fenerbahce and Newcastle United are among the other clubs linked to the striker. I knew there would be a lot of competition, I just need to do my best.

"I am not happy but at the same time for me it's a challenge".

"It's very hard for me because my Chinese is not good enough", the Toon boss added.

"So I want to do my best, but obviously every manager wants to improve". "We are getting to more difficult matches so I am working hard to be a better player for this team. It is something you cannot control but at the moment I am fully committed to do the best that I can".

Newcastle kick off their campaign with a home game against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

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