Remy Cabella believes that Newcastle will continue to struggle whilst they concede.
The French midfielder has told the Northern Echo how conceding in every game is a problem for Newcastle.
One of the big weaknesses currently on show in the Magpies squad is their lack of attacking potency, having failed to hit the back of the net in five of their last seven games. This run of weakness in the final third has led to five consecutive defeats and a slide down the Premier League table, and it is the reason why John Carver has only managed to build a side who have scored seven goals in 10 games - three of which came against Hull.
This lack of attacking potency would not be such a large problem if Carver was clearly improving the squad, and it could be forgiven if the temporary head coach was visibly having a change upon the porous defence.
But, as is obvious, he is not, and it really would be no surprise to see the Tyneside club reach the end of the campaign without another victory to their name - but with a likely relegation.
Whilst the lack of goalscoring seems a problem, and a problem that may be fixed with the return of Papiss Cisse, it is the defensive work that needs fixing, and Remy Cabella has told the Northern Echo that he is well aware of how hard Newcastle are making picking up results if they keep conceding goals.
“It’s a problem,” the midfielder said, when quizzed about Newcastle’s lack of goals. “But we concede every time too. We conceded in the first 15 minutes [against Liverpool], so at 1-0 it then became difficult up front.”