Newcastle United will be desperate to seek immediate improvements after making a poor start to their Premier League campaign.
The Magpies are in a spot of bother at this moment in time despite bringing a number of players in during the summer transfer window, as they still look vulnerable defensively.
Indeed, things haven’t been perfect for Newcastle United in the current campaign as a couple of players have looked sluggish at times and are yet to really impress the manager. Rafa Benitez would have been hoping for better from some of his star men, with bad results filtering in.
With that in mind, these TWO Newcastle United players have already let Benitez down…
The Brazilian was Newcastle United’s standout performer in the last campaign which earned him another season-long loan during the summer transfer window.
However, he has failed to have the same desired effect since rejoining on loan, having missed a penalty in the dying embers against Cardiff City and generally putting in disappointing performances.
Jamaal Lascelles is one of the most iconic figures at Newcastle United and played a huge part in getting them out of trouble in the last campaign.
But, things just haven’t gone to plan so far this season as his mistake cost them dearly against Manchester City, with his other performances raising concerns as well.
So, Benitez will be desperate for his leader to find his feet and ensure solidity as they could find themselves in a relegation fight if things don’t improve.