Marco Silva urges Everton to treat every game like a cup final

Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff’s season could be over – Rafael Benitez

Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff’s season could be over – Rafael Benitez

"Hopefully, he will be fine for us and in the future".

"It is bad news for Longstaff, but it could be good news for somebody else".

However, Newcastle have won their last four league fixtures at St James' Park, conceding one goal.

Benitez revealed that he believes the atmosphere and Geordie passion is helping them.

Benitez admitted his side may have experienced overconfidence before their 2-0 defeat against West Ham United but claims it will not happen again.

It ended 3-2 to the Magpies, providing three crucial Premier League points, and Perez was keen to hail the role the fans played in the win.

"After their display at Anfield in December, where they lost to a 96th-minute goal, it was probably their most committed performance of the season".

"But we didn't create more changes. If you make mistakes, you have to analyse why, but we still need to have confidence".

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The Magpies looked beaten, Everton looked in control, but with just over half an hour to play, they switched off at the back, Perez and Rondon combined and the latter's volley went underneath Pickford's dive.

"There were five Newcastle players offside when the ball came back in for the third goal" said Everton's shell-shocked manager Marco Silva.

The Spaniard said: "I was trying to avoid over-confidence in the group before the West Ham game but sometimes you can't".

Their inconsistency could be best summed up at the end of previous year where they were taken apart by Tottenham 6-2 at Goodison Park before thrashing Burnley 5-1, only to lose to Brighton the next game.

Everton occupy the final spot in the top ten of the table with 37 points, and tomorrow's visitors are coming off an impressive 0-0 draw against Liverpool.

And Benitez hopes that the 21-year-old will be fit in around three months.

"The staff were talking the other day, I was answering this question about how he was doing well training, and nobody could have seen he would have settled so quickly and been a key player for us", said Benitez.

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