The Magpies suffered a 1-0 loss at the hands of Championship outfit Wednesday at St. James’ Park in the third round of the League Cup on Wednesday evening.
Steve McClaren’s side did not win on Saturday evening, but the players stepped up their game and played out an encouraging 2-2 draw with Chelsea at home in the Premier League.
Netherlands international Krul has revealed that heated words were exchanged among players in the wake of the shock defeat to Wednesday in the League Cup.
“Some strong words were said after the cup game,” the 27-year-old told The Mirror. “We had some meetings about it. It wasn’t good enough. It was far below par.
“That’s the reaction we should have shown two or three weeks ago, but at least we’re showing something. That’s something to build on.”
Newcastle have yet to win a game in the Premier League this season, but the signs are positive.
The Magpies need to maintain the level of performance they showed against Chelsea and take their chances.
One aspect of their game that Newcastle still need to improve is their defending. Against Chelsea, McClaren’s team went 2-0 up before conceding twice - this needs to stop.