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Benitez has pulled Newcastle together - Anita

Vurnon Anita is confident Newcastle United will avoid the drop under the guidance of Rafa Benitez.

The Magpies have won one and drawn two of their past three matches to keep their survival hopes alive and according to Dutch midfielder Anita, the Spaniard has them playing with an aggression that could see them move out of the bottom three come season's end.

"I think Benitez has got us really organised again. We are playing very direct," Anita told the Daily Mirror in the wake of Newcastle's come-from-behind 2-2 draw with Liverpool on the weekend.

"We have been aggressive, winning balls and playing forward, creating chances and scoring goals.

"I think he has pulled the team together. If you see the past two games a great spirit we have had. It was one team and everyone was fighting."

The Toon, who sit second bottom on the league table, have Crystal Palace, Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur in their remaining three fixtures.


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