Newcastle United are looking to be too 'steady,' says Solano

The former Newcastle star is 'concerned' about the Magpies.

Nolberto Solano is concerned that his former club Newcastle United are not being ambitious enough at the end of the Premier League season, according to the Chronicle.

The Tyneside outfit have not exactly been famous for their ambition under owner Mike Ashley but have nevertheless qualified for Europe in the past.

This term, the sides just above Newcastle have started to drop points as the business end of the campaign approaches.

But the Magpies have failed to push on to capitalise, instead emulating their dormant finish to last season under Alan Pardew.

And Solano is unhappy the St James' Park side are looking to be 'steady' instead of aiming as high as possible.

“Newcastle are trying to be safe and aren’t looking too high forward. They aren’t pushing for the top six. They are just looking to be steady," a 'concerned' Solano told the Chronicle.

On a more positive note, though, Solano believes this weekend provides the perfect opportunity for Newcastle to register a rare win - only their third under Carver - against Everton.

The Toffees host Dynamo Kiev in the Europa League this Thursday night before then facing the Magpies at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon.

And Solano feels European action will prove enough of a hindrance to Roberto Martinez's Everton side for Newcastle to take advantage.

He said: “You can tell the Europa League is affecting them. By this time in the Premier League they are normally much higher. So it’s a good chance for Newcastle to get three points they need.”

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