Georginio Wijnaldum reacts to Kevin Keegan comments, makes frank admission

The Newcastle attacking midfielder has responded to the former manager's comments.

Newcastle United attacking midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has responded to Kevin Keegan's comments about the club heading in no direction by admitting the players have not been good enough so far this season, according to the Daily Mirror.

Indeed, the Dutchman arrived at St James' Park over the summer but has seen his side produce a number of awful displays as Newcastle find themselves in the thick of a relegation battle already.

Wijnaldum told the Mirror: "It is hard to see what people say about us but it is the truth.

"The manager explained he was not mad, just disappointed that we don’t play with spirit, we don’t fight to win the game and we don’t do it as a team."

There is one problem with Wijnaldum making frank admissions, though. Indeed, he has actually given his all and, the odd quiet performance aside, has been one of Newcastle's stars of the season.

Alongside him, the likes of Ayoze Perez, Chancel Mbemba and perhaps a handful - at most - of others can proudly hold their heads up high and be totally honest about Newcastle's campaign.

The likes of Fabricio Coloccini might be less willing to admit their errors. If they do, their open letters to fans are a poor excuse for a defence.

The Magpies travel to Crystal Palace to face former manager Alan Pardew in the Premier League this weekend.

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