Newcastle United have seen their recent good form start to slide in their last two fixtures, but fans in the Transfer Tavern will be delighted that they have been able to do enough to stay in the Premier League.
The Magpies managed to get a number of positive results at the right time of the year to leave them safe from the ongoing relegation battle a number of teams find themselves in. Despite Newcastle’s solid performances in 2018, Rafa Benitez will be concerned with the way the team has played in the last two matches, which have resulted in successive defeats against Everton and West Bromwich Albion.
Those concerns are not only held by the manager, as DeAndre Yedlin (valued at £4.5 million by Transfermarkt) revealed that the club held their own dressing-room enquiry following the defeat to the Baggies.
The American admitted that there was a lack of fight from his teammates and told the Newcastle Chronicle that they sat down with each other to discuss what happened.
“It was disappointing, we needed to show more fight and we didn’t show it,” he told the Newcastle Chronicle.
“We didn’t create enough, that’s the name of the game. They countered too many times and we fell asleep defensively. It was really disappointing.
“We were all talking after the game [in the dressing room] and said: ‘It wasn’t good enough out there. If the quality’s not there, the least you can do is show the fight.’ And we didn’t do that.”
The locals in the Tavern will be disappointed by Yedlin’s comments and will want their team to ensure they are motivated for the remaining games of the season, despite having already secured survival.
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