Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer has told The Sun that he thinks Georginio Wijnaldum and Moussa Sissoko 'went missing' against Southampton on Saturday.
The Magpies suffered a major blow in their bid for survival on Saturday afternoon, as they were beaten 3-1 by Southampton at St. Mary's Stadium.
Much of the criticism has gone to Newcastle's defenders, who were simply shambolic as Shane Long, Graziano Pelle and Victor Wanyama easily found the net with some terrible defending, before Andros Townsend pulled back a late consolation goal for Newcastle.
However, Magpies legend Alan Shearer has directed his criticism elsewhere, with two midfielders particularly angering him with their displays against Southampton.
Moussa Sissoko has been the subject of stern criticism for some time now, whilst Georginio Wijnaldum - who has hit nine goals and four assists this season - has been accused of only playing well at home since signing from PSV Eindhoven for £14.5m last summer, as reported by BBC Sport.
Neither player impressed against Southampton, and a clearly frustrated Shearer told The Sun that, whilst some of the people he watched the game with in Augusta during The Masters suggested that Newcastle have some good players, he felt Wijnaldum and Sissoko went miss against Southampton, and felt Aleksandar Mitrovic barely touched the ball.
"Some of the other guys I was sat with were actually saying Newcastle have some decent players," said Shearer. "Have they? At the moment it is hard to name them."
"Because all I saw on Saturday was Georginio Wijnaldum and Moussa Sissoko go missing again away from home, Aleksandar Mitrovic barely touch the ball and another shambolic defensive display," he added.
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