Newcastle’s Cheick Tiote comments on his future

Cheick Tiote

Cheick Tiote has been at Premier League club Newcastle United since 2010.

Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote has admitted in The Chronicle that does not know about his future.

“I don’t know, because for the moment, we need to try to focus on being higher in the table,” the Ivory Coast international defensive midfielder told The Chronicle when asked about his future.

“We have been at the bottom for a long time. We need to do everything to look forward. We need to work every day in training and try to win some games.”

Tiote, who has been on the books of Newcastle since 2010, has struggled for playing time under head coach Steve McClaren so far this campaign.

The Ivory Coast international defensive midfielder has featured in only seven Premier League games this term.

The 29-year-old former Twente star has created two chances, has a pass accuracy of 86%, and has won nine headers, two dribbles and six tackles.

Newcastle are 17th in the Premier League table at the moment with just 10 points from 12 matches, only two points above the relegation zone.

The Magpies will take on Leicester City at St. James’ Park in the league on Saturday afternoon.

Leicester are currently third in the Premier League table with 25 points from 12 matches, just a point behind leaders Manchester City and Arsenal, who are first and second respectively.

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