Date: 4th June 2021 at 10:45am
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A lot of Newcastle United fans have flocked to a post from NUFC 360, which has relayed comments made by Christian Atsu on Rafael Benitez.

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The Ghanaian speaking to The Chronicle claimed that the Spaniard was “the best” he ever worked with and that he had a “broken heart” when Benitez left.

This has drawn the attention of these Toon fans who have had their say.

Still feel it now”

@StJamesMecca

Don’t Christian. Don’t”

@jjNUFC

Ruined my day”

@dbrett1892

Do you agree with Atsu?

Yes, Benitez leaving was awful

Yes, Benitez leaving was awful

No, he wasn't that good

No, he wasn't that good

Atsu confirmed earlier this week that he was leaving the club after five years on Tyneside after initially joining on loan.

He clearly was a big fan of Benitez, and this post continued to draw in Newcastle fans who had their say.

I’ve never felt the same about the club since his exit. Rafa and SBR are the best managers we’ve had in the last 20 years.”

@AngelNUFC

Rafa leaving and bringing in Bruce was a bigger sucker punch than the previous 2 relegations.”

@callumkitson

We all miss him.”

@JamesOnTheMic1

The 29-year-old made 96 appearances for Benitez, more than he made for any other , so it is no wonder that Atsu was such a big fan of the Spaniard and it appears as if many Toon fans agree with these comments.

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