Alan Shearer has talked about the mess Newcastle are in, after losing their last seven games, and he puts the reason for the mess fairly and squarely on the Newcastle players’ shoulders, a lot of whom have been wimps and don’t seem to care about the club at all.
Alan Shearer blasts players
Newcastle did quite well in the first 40 minutes yesterday and were ahead 1-0, but once Swansea equalized just before the break it seemed it was all too much for the Newcastle players.
In the second half Swansea easily won the game 3-2 after being 3-1 up after 71 minutes, when a number of Newcastle fans left the ground in disgust.
This is what Alan has said about Newcastle’s situation
“Before anyone moans, Swansea were the better team, they deserved to win and they scored some very good goals. Let’s get that out of the way first of all.”
“But for Newcastle, the third goal they conceded just summed them up. There was a lack of heart, a lack of passion, no pressure on the ball.”
“They lose a tackle, got time to turn and take a touch, Riviere goes in half-heartedly, Colback goes too close and gets picked off, Anita comes in and doesn’t win a tackle, if you can’t win it then perhaps foul him.”
“Look at the lack of reaction from the three midfelders walking back – Gutierrez, jogging back Colback and Riviere. That ball should never then come into the box and it is a simple tap in for Jack Cork.
“I feel a bit sorry for John Carver because he is from the area and he loves this football club, it’s just a shame some of his players don’t love the football club as much as he does.
“They’re in a mess, they’re in trouble.”.
Newcastle had gone ahead for the first time in seven games after 20 minutes when Perez tapped the ball in after a Swansea defender has conveniently stopped Riviere’s cross right in front of him.
There’s something terribly wrong at the moment at Newcastle, and if cannot get the players playing for the club – we could be doomed.
Alan’s right – we’re in trouble – more trouble than most fans realize – and it’s not a good time of the season to be playing so badly and the players not seeming to care one little bit.