Newcastle United defender Daryl Janmaat has offered a damning assessment of the club’s current situation in the Shields Gazette.
Newcastle fell to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of local rivals Sunderland over the weekend, which was a fourth defeat in a row for the Magpies as they have slipped down to 13th place in the Premier League table.
“It was not good enough – We were too negative – If you are not good enough, most of the time you lose,” said the Dutchman.
Newcastle are on a slippery slope and need to try and find a way to register a good result, which will get some confidence back into the side.
The confidence and belief under John Carver is rocking at the moment and the team needs to make some small changes, which should make the side harder to break down.
Keeping a clean sheet needs to be the first port of call and the attack taking any half chances which fall their way.
Injuries haven’t helped but the Magpies have to find a way to improve things over their next seven games.
The club’s next three games are all very difficult; Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Swansea and if they don’t pick up anything from any of those games, they could slip into the pack of teams above the bottom three.
May looks more generous in terms of fixtures, but that shouldn’t be seen as an excuse to rely on those games as the point where things can improve.