After another brilliant result at home to Southampton, with goals from Jonjo Shelvey and Federico Fernandez ultimately sealing their second win in a row, supporters have since laughed off a quote from Shelvey which hints that he has aspirations to play in the Europa League next season with Newcastle.
The Magpies currently sit in 10th after a run of impressive results, most notably drawing 2-2 at home to Premier League champions Manchester City, but supporters are not getting too carried away and dreaming of Thursday nights in Europe just yet.
Shelvey, however, speaking to the Newcastle Chronicle, hinted at the possibility of turning this fine run of form into European qualification come the end of the season.
Of course, anything is possible in football, but supporters have told the 27 year-old to keep his feet on the ground and focus on securing their survival in the Premier League for another season.
Here’s how Newcastle fans responded on Twitter to the player.
Get a grip, playing badly so just accept the good fortune of picking up points and move on. Revisit this quote at the end of January and see if it is still relevant.
— Michael Stanley (@Plasmadreamer) December 9, 2019
Europe! Think he needs to calm down
— Nufc42 (@nufc42) December 9, 2019
A bit deluded that like, We need to start playing well first, our luck will soon run out sadly.
— Lewis (@lewyakers) December 9, 2019
Purple patch…there is only so long you can ‘ grind out results ‘ when you have a non existent attack and average 25/30% possession.
— Nathan₯ (@Draaaapes) December 9, 2019
Keep your feet on the ground mate. We were very lucky to get away with 3 p yesterday. The style of play and the fact that the frontline hasen’t scored more than once so far is very worrying.
— Daniel Cox (@DannyCo98008250) December 9, 2019
Let’s maybe not get ahead of ourselves yeah
— Kieran #NUFCMAD (@Bryant15594) December 9, 2019
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— Hollie Taylor (@Geordie_Hollie7) December 9, 2019
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