Daryl Janmaat praises Newcastle United's supporters

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Newcastle United were backed in large numbers on the final day of the season.

Daryl Janmaat has told NUTV that he found Newcastle United’s support for the side in their last game of the season against Tottenham Hotspur unbelievable.

Newcastle went into the match knowing that they would be playing Championship football next season, but they were still backed by a vocal crowd.

The support unquestionably spurred the Magpies on, as they picked up an unexpected 5-1 victory over Spurs.

And Janmaat said: “It was more like we had finished top five or something, unbelievable. A great day for the fans but they didn’t deserve this (relegation), it has happened though and we need to look forward.”

Newcastle’s victory highlighted the potential in their squad, and showed just how badly they have underperformed to finish in the bottom three.

Newcastle’s relegation felt entirely avoidable, but they waited too long with Steve McClaren in charge.

Rafael Benitez sparked an improvement in the North East side, but he was appointed too late to keep them above the bottom three.

Newcastle are now preparing for life in the second tier, with Benitez’s future firmly up in the air.

The Spaniard is reportedly weighing up his options, as he decides whether he wants to manage in the Championship.

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