The Newcastle traveling support against Leicester on Sunday received tremendous praise. Even after going down three, four, and five goals, the fans never stopped supporting their team even if the players had long since given up the fight.
One of the Newcastle players who will understand the fervent support of the fans is local lad Sean Longstaff. While Sean was a little off the pace on Sunday, he is well aware of what it means to support Newcastle United.
The Mirror have published Sean’s reaction to the performance against Leicester. It’s not pretty to say the least. This is what Sean has said:
“It’s embarrassing. It’s f*****g embarrassing. Sorry for swearing, but it is. There’s nothing else to say other than it’s embarrassing.
“As a team, that’s not good enough. You can talk about tactics, the way we were set up or how we didn’t set up.
“We must be much, much better and put it behind us and move on quickly. It’s a massive wake-up call. Hopefully, there’s no more days like that.
“The away fans travelled again. We should never put them in the position where they’re cheering just for the sake of it. It’s a tough one. The first half, we go a goal behind, but we’re still getting into some all right positions.
“The sending off kills the game, but still, the second half is embarrassing. It’s hard for the fans to take. It’s a Sunday night, late game, miles away from home. They were still singing at the end. We can’t thank them enough for what they bring.”
It’s hard not to argue that the Newcastle fans are the only thing keeping this club relevant. We get the sense that the traveling fans were not singing for the present rendition of the club. While they were there for the players on the pitch, the fans performance on Sunday was something so much more.
Like a bard detailing the sufferings of a fallen hero, the Newcastle fans on Sunday represented everything this club represents in one moment of solidarity.
They took it upon themselves to show that there is more to this club than what has been represented over the past decade and a half. We have nothing but utmost gratitude for every last one of them.
Who Was Newcastle's Best Player In 5-0 Submission At Leicester City?
- Fabian Schar (21%, 186 )
- Andy Carroll (21%, 181 )
- Christian Atsu (12%, 103 )
- Jamaal Lascelles (7%, 58 )
- Sean Longstaff (6%, 55 )
- Isaac Hayden (6%, 54 )
- Miguel Almiron (5%, 44 )
- Yoshinori Muto (4%, 39 )
- DeAndre Yedlin (4%, 34 )
- Emil Krafth (4%, 34 )
- Joelinton (3%, 27 )
- Paul Dummett (3%, 25 )
- Martin Dubravka (2%, 20 )
- Ki Sung-yueng (1%, 8 )
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