Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter to react after Jamaal Lascelles shared some pretty defeatist comments with NUFC TV.

The Magpies captain – who Spotrac say earns £40,000-a-week – said: ‘We maybe should have realised we’re playing against Manchester United and kind of just shut up shop a little bit more and gone for the draw and looked to counter attack them a bit.’

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Naturally, for a club of Newcastle’s stature, comments such as these from the captain of all people haven’t gone down too well amongst the supporters.

Regardless of the opposition, no player should ever really be appearing in front of the media and saying that their team should’ve ‘gone for the draw’ like Lascelles did.

What makes his comments even more triggering among the St James’ Park faithful is the fact that Manchester United had just conceded six goals to Tottenham the week before their 4-1 win over us.

If seeing them receive such a hammering didn’t inspire the Magpies to attack the Red Devils, then what will?

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In isolation, these comments might not have sparked such an angry response if Newcastle were doing well.

However, we have the fourth-lowest possession stats in the Premier League this term with an average of 43.8% per game, while we also only average 8.8 shots per game according to WhoScored – the fifth-fewest in the division.

Let’s see how the Newcastle fans on Twitter reacted to these worrying comments from the club captain…

 

Newcastle fans left fuming after Jamaal Lascelles’ defeatist comments

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