Rafa Benitez not worried about £5m signing

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Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez says he is not worried about summer signing Joselu’s poor form in front of goal, despite the striker missing a hat-trick of chances against his former club at the weekend.

The Spaniard, who signed from Stoke City for £5 million during the summer, has found the net once already this season for his new side, however could have made an unwelcome return against the Potters on Saturday had he managed to put away his chances.

Despite his woes in front of goal however, Benitez remains unworried and is confident Joselu will find success at St James’ Park.

“For a striker, when you have chances, it’s important to score.” said Benitez speaking in the Shield Gazette.

“For a striker playing against Stoke, maybe even more. I’m really pleased with his contributions. He was winning in the air, he was holding the ball.”

The former Liverpool boss then added: “I wouldn’t say I was worried about missing the chances.

“I’m really pleased we can create chances. After you have to score. In this kind of game, if you concede, you will say we had the chances and we’ll be talking about that.

“Sometimes you will score goals you don’t deserve, and sometimes you will conced goals you do not deserve to. We deserved to win.”

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