Newcastle United, Sunderland and Norwich City are all in danger of going down to the Championship.
Former West Ham United and Blackburn Rovers defender Tony Gale suggested on the Sky Sports Now show on Sky Sports News HQ on Monday morning (broadcast from 10am, April 4) that the Newcastle United players do not have the character and attitude needed to escape the drop to the Championship at the end of the season.
Newcastle are second from bottom in the Premier League table at the moment with 25 points from 31 matches and are real danger of going down.
The Magpies are two points behind third-from-bottom Sunderland and six behind Norwich City, who are currently 17th in the standings and have played a game more.
Aston Villa are at the foot of the table and are virtually guaranteed of getting relegated to the Championship.
Gale believes that Newcastle have better players than Sunderland and Norwich, but claims that they are lacking the right character and attitude.
“They (Newcastle United) have probably got the best players (out of the bottom four), but the character and the attitude of the players is not as good as the others,” said the former Fulham defender on the Sky Sports Now show on Sky Sports News HQ on Monday morning (broadcast from 10am, April 4).
Newcastle will return to action on Saturday afternoon when they take on Southampton away from home at St. Mary’s Stadium in the Premier League.