Newcastle United manager John Carver has told The Chronicle that he wants the fans to fully back the team against Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday.
The Magpies have been struggling for points and for form in recent weeks, and they will find it tough against the Gunners at St. James’ Park.
Carver’s team will head into the clash on the back of a 3-0 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park, which followed 1-0 loss to Manchester United at home.
The Newcastle boss has now asked the home fans to give their full support to the players during the 90 minutes.
“For 90 minutes let’s get all of our energy behind the 11 players on the pitch and three subs if we have to use them,” Carver told The Chronicle. “Then once the game is finished if they want to have a go at me then carry on.”
“I genuinely think the fans, when they sit down and look at the situation, they do understand it,” added Carver. “Now when you are in a situation like this it is even more important to get behind lads who will wear the shirt…
“But give the 11 players on the pitch the support they need, because they do need it especially at this moment in time.”
One can understand the Newcastle fans’ frustrations at the team’s current form, but they need to listen to Carver and get behind the players on Saturday.
Arsenal will be heavy favourites to win the Premier League clash despite being the away side, and with Newcastle also struggling with injuries, the Gunners could have a field day.
However, the Newcastle fans could make a difference. If they get behind the team and enhance their confidence, then it could unsettle the visiting Arsenal players.