Papiss Cisse says Newcastle players share the fans' unhappiness

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The Newcastle United forward has been talking about their struggles on the pitch.

Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse has been speaking to the Sunderland Echo about the Magpies’ struggles in the Premier Leaguer this season.

Steve McClaren’s side looked to have turned a corner when they smashed Norwich City 6-2 in October, but that was followed by a heavy defeat to Sunderland.

Similarly after a 0-0 draw with Stoke City and a hard-fought 1-0 victory against Bournemouth, Newcastle again lost 3-0, this time to high-flying Leicester City.

That result leaves McClaren’s men just a point outside the relegation zone and with plenty of work to do in the weeks ahead, but Cisse has admitted that the players and the management team share the frustrations of the supporters.

In comments published by the Sunderland Echo, the Senegal international said, “I understand that frustration because the manager himself too is not happy – neither are the players as well.

“During the game (against Leicester) we didn’t play very well and the fans are frustrated. The players understand that, because we did not play well.”

Next up for Newcastle is an away match against Crystal Palace followed by a home game against Liverpool so things are not going to get any easy for McClaren or his players any time soon.

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