The Magpies kicked off their 2015-16 Premier League campaign with a 2-2 draw with the Saints at home.
The match at St. James’ Park was quite entertaining, but Newcastle legend Shearer has highlighted a problem with Steve McClaren’s side game.
A few positives for Newcastle,but defence still a worry!— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) August 9, 2015
Newcastle did not look great defensively during pre-season, and conceding twice at home in their opening game of the new campaign is far from ideal.
This is something that that former Derby County and Nottingham Forest manager McClaren will need to work on in the coming days and weeks.
The Magpies are aiming for a top-eight finish in the Premier League this season. For that target to be achieved, defensively Newcastle need to be much stronger than they are now.
Newcastle are back in action next weekend, when they take on Swansea City away from home at the Liberty Stadium.