Newcastle United are due to take on Manchester United at the weekend.
Newcastle United have compared Jamaal Lascelles impassioned speech with Kevin Keegan’s.
Keegan’s ‘I will love it’ rant back in 1996 has gone down in Newcastle folklore.
And Lascelles has spoke with a similar level of enthusiasm, ahead of Newcastle’s match against Manchester United.
“We’ll make it dirty and nasty on Sunday,” he said to Sky Sports.
“They’ve got big players on big wages but I can tell you we’ll have more heart and more hunger than they will.”
Newcastle fans have been left divided over Lascelles’ comments, with some suggesting that they show leadership skills. However, others feel that the centre-back has just fired Manchester United up by publicly stating how much heart his side has.
That’s the spirit, stick it up them. We want tackles, if we have to be dirty so be it. Get into to them, make them realise they are at sjp and they ain’t getting it easy.— thereal andrew young (@temperamentalan) February 9, 2018
Is there a better leader in the prem right now? I think not— Clientshark (@ClientsharkUK) February 9, 2018
Love you skip, all we ask is for 100%. Win, lose or draw, we’ll follow you forever more. No matter what the outcome of this season. #NUFC— Jordan (@JBertram1595) February 9, 2018
Well we would’ve before they read this. There’s Jose’s teamtalk done.— Liam (@L1ammm1) February 8, 2018
Really wish he hadn’t said that. That’s Mourinhos team talk sorted. Love the bloke. But this is what S Taylor used to say. 24 hrs later. Beaten— derek bird (@derekbird3) February 8, 2018
This could end up embarrassing come post match— Rob Woodley (@RobNUFCWoodley) February 9, 2018
That's it fire man utd up— scott (@howay_the_lad) February 9, 2018
Lascelles has worn the captain’s armband at Newcastle for the last two seasons, even though he is only 24-years-old.
The centre-back has an attitude which belies his young years.
On the field, Lascelles has played an important role for Newcastle this season, after making 23 appearances across all competitions.
Newcastle are only one point clear of the relegation zone as things stand, and a defeat against United could see them slip into the bottom three.