Jermaine Jenas changes tune on Newcastle and predicts tough season, slams Janmaat

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The BBC pundit saw enough to be worried during Newcastle's defeat to Swansea City.

Jermaine Jenas says he was feeling positive about Newcastle United a week ago but is now a little more worried after seeing them lose 2-0 at Swansea City on Saturday afternoon, according to BBC Football.

Indeed, the former midfielder and current pundit believes there could be another tough season ahead at St James' Park.

Asked by Gary Lineker about his views on the league campaign ahead for Newcastle, Jenas said on Match of the Day: "I was positive last week but it was not great today, with Manchester United next week. It’s going to be tough."

Meanwhile, Jenas also added his name to a long line of pundits to slam defender Daryl Janmaat.

The Dutchman was sent off during Newcastle's Swansea defeat and the pundit said: "They were just rash challenges. Eighty yards from his goal. In the end, Mike Jones just had enough. It was poor play from Janmaat and he was rightly sent off."

The waiting game?

Newcastle fans have understandably called for yet more signings after a mediocre start to their Premier League season. But not only will the Magpies faithful have to play the waiting game in terms of potential new recruits but when it comes to boss Steve McClaren getting more from his current players.

It will no doubt take time for the new Newcastle head coach to get his side up to speed - but he'll have to start showing positive signs sooner rather than later considering what fans have suffered for the past few years on Tyneside.

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