Jamaal Lascelles outlines a turning point for him

Jamaal Lascelles of Newcastle United confronts Yohan Cabaye of Crystal Palace as Deandre Yedlin of Newcastle United (grounded) is injured during the Premier League match between Newcastle...

Jamaal Lascelles is an important player for Newcastle United at the moment.

Newcastle defender Ciaran Clark (r) reacts as Jamaal Lascelles looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Newcastle United and Aston Villa at St James' Park on February 20,...

Newcastle United defender Jamaal Lascelles has been quoted as saying by The Chronicle that his comments after the Southampton match was the turning point for him.

Lascelles made some strong comments back in April 2016 following Newcastle’s defeat to Southampton in the Premier League.

The Magpies' 3-1 loss at the hands of the Saints away from home at St. Mary’s Stadium left Rafael Benitez’s side in deep relegation trouble.

After the match, defender Lascelles stated that the team need to show more heart, desire and character, as quoted by BBC Sport.

Newcastle goalscorer Jamaal Lascelles celebrates on the final whistle during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Newcastle United at Liberty Stadium on September 10, 2017 in...

Newcastle eventually got relegated from the Premier League at the end of the 2015-16 campaign, but the Magpies won automatic promotion from the Championship at the end of last season.

The 23-year-old former Nottingham Forest defender has revealed that that was the turning point for him.

Jamaal Lascelles of Newcastle celebrates after scoring the first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Newcastle United and Leeds United at St James' Park on April 14, 2017 in...

“It was definitely a turning point for me because before that I was in and out of the team,” The Chronicle quotes Lascelles as saying about the match against Southampton.

“I was on the bench, coming on and against Southampton I said what I had to say. After that we went on a pretty good run and we were quite unlucky not to stay up.”

Lascelles joined Newcastle from Forest in the summer of 2014 and spent the 2014-15 campaign on loan at the City Ground.

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