Newcastle United fans annoyed by Matt Ritchie's comments

Matt Ritchie of Newcastle in action during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Southampton at St. James Park on March 10, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Newcastle United winger has suggested that spending money won't necessarily make Rafael Benitez's side stronger.

Matt Ritchie of Newcastle in action during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Southampton at St. James Park on March 10, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Newcastle United fans disagree with Matt Ritchie’s latest comments in the Chronicle.

Ritchie has suggested that spending money won’t necessarily mean that Newcastle will improve their current standing in the Premier League.

But Newcastle supporters feel that Ritchie’s comments are wide of the mark.

 

The winger said: "I understand, and as players you want to achieve great things, but you have to be realistic.

"Other than the top six, every team can be in the relegation mix.

"Everton spent £100m last season, but with ten games to go, they were still in trouble.

"From the top six down, anyone can be in a relegation battle, anyone.

Matt Ritchie of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge on December 2, 2017 in London, England.

"Whether they get a bad start or a bad run, you have to be realistic.”

And Newcastle supporters feel that Ritchie is wrong with his analysis.

Newcastle haven’t spent big in the transfer window over the past two seasons, and there is a feeling that their progress has been halted as a result.

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez certainly wants more money to spend, and he has made no secret of that.

There are some doubts over whether Ritchie will be at Newcastle next season, as TeamTalk have suggested he wants a move down south

Matt Ritchie of Newcastle United (11) celebrates after he scores the equalising goal during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Newcastle United at Vitality Stadium on...

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