Jermaine Jenas predicts Newcastle’s fate against Tottenham

Jermaine Jenas

Newcastle United will be looking to build on the win against Liverpool with victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

Jermaine Jenas has suggested on Yahoo.com that Newcastle United will fail to win against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League this coming weekend.

Newcastle will take on Tottenham away from home at White Hart Lane in North London on Sunday evening.

The Magpies will head into the game on the back of a 2-0 victory over Liverpool at St. James’ Park.

The win against the Reds came as a pleasant surprise, and many Newcastle fans will be expecting the players to maintain the same level of performance against Spurs.

However, Jenas, who played for both Newcastle and Tottenham, is sceptical about Steve McClaren’s side’s chances of picking up a positive result at White Hart Lane.

“Tottenham away is their next game and it’s hard one, but there is no reason Newcastle can’t go there and give a good account of themselves,” Jenas has written on Yahoo.com. “Even if they don’t win the game, that’s what McClaren needs.

“It’s always a case of good news, bad news with McClaren’s team and that’s why I still fear for his future.

“They were brilliant against Liverpool, but can he rely on them to deliver another strong performance against Spurs? I’m not sure he can, but he can at least count on Wijnaldum to lead the fight.”

Many Premier League observers will share Jenas’s concerns about Newcastle, who have proven to be frustratingly inconsistent under head coach McClaren so far this season.

Back in August, Newcastle held Manchester United to a goalless draw at Old Trafford, but in September they lost to Watford and Sheffield Wednesday at home.

Then came an encouraging 2-2 draw with Chelsea and a 6-2 victory over Norwich City, but last month they suffered heavy defeats to Leicester City and Crystal Palace.

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