Kieron Dyer comments on Newcastle United fans

Middlesbrough player Kieron Dyer (r)  is challenged by Andy Reid during the npower Championship match between Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest at Riverside Stadium on April 16, 2013 in...

Kieron Dyer says that Newcastle United fans think that they are a Champions League team.

A general view of St James' Park during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St James' Park on May 15, 2016 in Newcastle, England.

Kieron Dyer has told Sky Sports that Newcastle United fans think that they are a Champions League team.

The 38-year-old former West Ham United and Queens Park Rangers midfielder played for Newcastle from 1999 to 2007.

During his time at St. James’ Park, Dyer played in the Champions League and also competed for a top-four finish in the Premier League.

A general view of St James' Park is seen prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Norwich City at St James' Park on October 18, 2015 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

The former England international believes that Newcastle fans believes that they are a Champions League team.

"I think the fans think they're a Champions League team," Dyer told Sky Sports. "They were spoilt with Kevin Keegan and Sir Bobby Robson.

“They exceeded expectations. But even then they broke the transfer record to sign Alan Shearer they can't do that now.”

General view inside the stadium as the two teams warm up prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St. James Park on August 13, 2017 in Newcastle...

Newcastle are one of the biggest clubs in England and regularly get around 50,000 fans for their home matches at St. James’ Park.

The Magpies, though, are also-rans in the Premier League at the moment, and a top-six or a Champions League finish is a distant dream.

The team that manager Rafael Benitez has assembled is good enough to challenge for a top-10 finish, but nothing more.

However, things could change in the coming years. Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has put the club for sale, and maybe the new owner or owners could bring the glory days back to St. James’ Park.

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