Big talk from Senor Rafa today:
“I think it is very important for any manager, but especially here in England, to be strong.
“You have to show you have an idea, you have your own people that you can talk with and analyse things and say ‘This is the way to do things’ and we have to keep going.
“The main thing for me is to come here early in the morning, do my job, go home still working a little bit and try to be ready for the next day.
“That is the way to do things and that is an example for the players – and they are doing the same thing.
“I have to have confidence in my team and I am sure we can do it because I know we are better than the team you are seeing on the pitch.
“I can guarantee we will finish in the top four.”
Guarantee, eh?! Or your money back, I presume.
No doubt Aston Villa, Man City and Spurs will have something to say about that.