Newcastle United's supporters have been left furious with Moussa Sissoko after he put pressure on Florian Thauvin to improve at St. James' Park.
Thauvin moved to Tyneside during the summer transfer window, and he has not made a good first impression.
However, Newcastle supporters were left up in arms after Sissoko publicly criticised his teammate.
"The club has invested a large sum of money in him so the fans are expecting a lot more from him and the club also, but we all have faith in him, he works very hard in training every day and he is trying to give the best of himself like the rest of the team," the powerful midfielder was quoted as saying by The Chronicle.
“I hope he will soon get back into it and that we will see a great Thauvin as we need him to help us.”
Judging by Newcastle's supporters' comments on HITC, it seems that they feel that Sissoko was out of line to openly speak negatively about Thauvin's form.
Sissoko, himself, has not been at his best so far this term, and Magpies fans have been angered that he would point the finger at his teammate so openly.
Phil Renner said: "The fans expect a lot more from SISSOKO - he needs to shut up and start to play consistently well."
It was a sentiment which was agreed with by a number of Newcastle fans. With Mactoon stating: "I expect more from Sissoko to be honest, for a player who continually comes out in French interviews and says he wants to play in the Champions League and under performs for us is a joke and shouldn't be commenting on a young foreign player who needs to adapt to the Premiership."
Porciestreet was also unhappy with the French international's comments: "Sissoko said what......? Thats rich coming from someone who only gives 30% every 5th game..You're having a laugh mate. Move the geeza on at Christmas, might as well because his head is already somewhere else."
And Simon Savage had the last word on the situation, by calling for Steve McClaren to drop Sissoko: "What gives this lad the right to talk about his fellow team mates like this, an example should be made of him, drop him and fine him for his insolence."
Newcastle are still looking for their first win of the Premier League season and are at the foot of the league table, with frustrations starting to rise at St. James' Park.