Newcastle take on Chelsea and Manchester City in their next two games.
Speaking on talkSPORT, Newcastle legend Micky Quinn has admitted that he is worried the Magpies could fall to cricket score defeats when they take on Chelsea and Manchester City in their next two games.
Quinn said: “There’s no hunger, no desire and I’m afraid for [Steve] McClaren that if they keep playing in the same way in their next two games – against Chelsea and Manchester City – it’s going to be a cricket score.”
Quinn is correct to be worried about such a result happening, with Chelsea and Manchester City possessing real quality - and the Magpies seemingly forgetting how to play football in recent weeks.
The defensive side of Newcastle’s game has been incredibly poor, and they head into this weekend without a win to their name in the Premier League, and only three goals scored.
Against Watford last weekend, the Tyneside outfit showed no sense that they were a Premier League level team with their work in the defensive third, standing off the Hornets’ striker partnership of Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo, who gave them the run around.
If a team with Watford’s quality could do that, Quinn is correct to fear the kind of threat Chelsea and City possess.
Chelsea look to have finally hit their best form, whilst City’s attacking play has been exceptional this term, and Quinn believes Newcastle are set to be on the end of two thrashings in the coming weeks.