Janmaat is keen to see Newcastle move on from their poor season.
Janmaat said: “That can’t happen again either. The eight game losing run can’t happen at a club as big as Newcastle United. If you see the fans here you can see how big it is.”
Despite Newcastle being one of the biggest clubs in England, there is no right to suggest that that should automatically grant you a right to win.
The Magpies have proven this season that reputation counts for nothing if you cannot put in the performances to match it, and you cannot earn a place in the league table by simply existing.
However, thankfully for Newcastle fans, it is a player who has admitted that these issues need to be overcome, and Janmaat, being one of the stars of the side, can play a key role in helping to rebuild the club ahead of next season.
He is sure to remain a key figure next season, and may even be a candidate for the captaincy, but the Tyneside club need to ensure that they strengthen correctly if they are to live up their name.
With their reputation, Newcastle still have a draw in the transfer market, and they will need that to guarantee a strong pre-season, with signings who can push the club forward and show a sense of progression.
If they can invest in the squad correctly, and retain players of Janmaat’s quality, the Toon should face no trouble in making sure they never replicate the dreadful losing run they endured this season.