Rafa pleased with Babel return
By Al Campbell
Updated Wednesday, 20th August 2008
Rafael Benitez is glad to have Ryan Babel available for selection.Babel could play against Middlesbrough on Saturday after returning from the Olympics following Holland's quarter-final exit to Argentina.
"It's bad news for Holland that they went out but it means we get a player back," said Benitez.
"Hopefully he can be here either today or tomorrow to train with the rest of his team-mates.
"He has been playing important games so I don't think there will be any problems with his fitness, but our doctor and fitness coaches will check with him and then we will see about the weekend. I am sure he will be okay. If he trains normally then he can be available for Middlesbrough."