Jake Humphrey has slammed a claim from Mark Lawrenson on Newcastle United fans after their loss versus Southampton in the Premier League.
Speaking to the BBC, Lawrenson claimed that the members of the St. James’ Park faithful are ‘never happy’ and ‘want to win the Champions League’, to which Humphrey responded on his official Twitter page: ‘No they don’t.’
No they don’t.
— Jake Humphrey (@mrjakehumphrey) November 7, 2020
Newcastle were torrid vs Southampton
Indeed, the Magpies were very poor in their 2-0 loss at St. Mary’s Stadium, as it was a display that would not have pleased many members of the Toon Army.
Are Newcastle fans right to demand more?
The Saints dominated possession of the ball, recording 60% in total, and also had more shots on goal, passes, duels won, tackles and interceptions than Steve Bruce’s team (Sofascore).
It means that his side have now lost three games in the top flight and are stuck on 11 points going into the international break.
Do Newcastle fans want Champions League football?
It was perhaps a tongue-in-cheek statement from Lawrenson to claim that supporters on Tyneside want UEFA Champions League football, given that they have not qualified for the elite European competition since the 2002/03 term (Transfermarkt).
Nonetheless, it was still a rather ridiculous and unnecessary dig that fans demand too much from their side, when in reality they have not had much to shout about since they were in the Champions League, and simply want to see entertaining football above all else.
They have been relegated twice from England’s highest division since that term in Europe, and have finished no higher than 5th place in the league table (Transfermarkt).
They have also not managed to reach the final of the Carabao or the FA Cup over the last two decades, so perhaps Newcastle fans are right to be asking for more from their club.
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