Newcastle United fans react to Jamaal Lascelles' latest comments

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Burnley at Old Trafford on December 26, 2017 in Manchester, England.

Newcastle United are due to take on Manchester United at the weekend.

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 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.

Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Brighton and Hove Albion at St. James Park on December 30, 2017 in Newcastle upon...

“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. 

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.

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