Newcastle United defender Paul Dummett has explained just how hard the players work in training defensively.
The Magpies are currently on a six-game winning run in all competitions, having conceded just once in those matches.
Alan Pardew’s side have not let in a single goal since their 2-1 away win against Tottenham Hotspur back on October 26.
It is this aspect of Newcastle’s game which has proved to be crucial in their rise up to fifth in the Premier League, and Dummett has explained just how hard he and his fellow defenders have been working in training.
“We work hard on the defensive shape in training, and that’s what’s given us success in the last few weeks,” The Northern Echo quotes the 23-year-old as saying.
“We’ve kept a really strong defensive shape, and that’s been the base that’s allowed us to hit teams on the break and score goals.
“With the players we’ve got going forward, we know that if we keep it tight at the back, we’ll always have a good chance of winning games.”
Newcastle manager Pardew has adopted a counter-attacking style of football, which is paying dividends at the moment.
The Magpies are not scoring too many goals, but they are getting the results. And that is the most important aspect of the game.