Newcastle's Georginio Wijnaldum says he needs to create more, and side needs to perform more as a team

Newcastle are currently six points from safety with six games to play.

Newcastle United's Georginio Wijnaldum has said the side needs to play more as a team to beat the drop, and has said he needs to be creating more chances on a personal level, even if he is playing in a slightly deeper position. 

The Magpies have a tremendous amount of work to do if they are to avoid relegation, as they are currently six points adrift of Norwich City - who occupy 17th place - having played a game less.

Wijnaldum is quoted in the Chronicle, saying: “We have quality in the team, but that’s not enough.

“You have to do it good as a team and all together.

“I was playing as a central midfielder (against Southampton), not an attacking midfielder, but still, I think I must create more chances in a game.

“It’s difficult to search for answers on how to change the way we are playing or what we have to do to win games."

They could do with some answers pretty quickly in order to get themselves three points when they face Swansea City tomorrow at St James's Park - especially with relegation rivals Norwich City and Sunderland playing each other at Carrow Road in the earlier kick-off. The result there could determine the atmosphere surrounding Newcastle's encounter.

Wijnaldum has certainly been one of the more positive factors in Newcastle's season having scored on nine occasions for the club this season, though his contribution has dipped somewhat recently, and it feels imperative for him to rediscover the kind of form that helped them pick up key points against Liverpool, Norwich and Manchester United this season.

Even if he is operating in a deeper role under Rafa Benitez, he still has the opportunity to get involved in the attacking side of the game a lot more. Maybe he just needs to take the odd gamble and see if it pays off. 

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