Jamaal Lascelles expecting grilling off Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez

Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles celebrates victory  during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal at St. James Park on April 15, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

Newcastle United won 3-1 against Southampton at St. James' Park at the weekend.

Jamaal Lascelles passes the ball during the Newcastle  United Warm Weather Training session at La Finca Golf Resort on February 15, 2019 in Callosa de Segura, Spain.

Jamaal Lascelles has told the Chronicle that he is expecting to get a grilling from Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez this week.

Newcastle won 3-1 against Southampton at the weekend, but Lascelles felt he could have done more to stop Mario Lemina’s strike.

 

And Lascelles is not expecting to get away with making a mistake, even though Newcastle picked up the three points.

The £40,000-a-week defender (Sportac) said: "I should have done better with that [Lemina's] goal, it shouldn’t have even been a cross.

“So I will be sat down in his office and he will be grilling me about that like we lost the game. But that’s him for you and, as players, we all appreciate that.”

Jamaal Lascelles of Newcastle United (06)  arrives for  the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Burnley FC at St. James Park on February 26, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

Newcastle’s victory over Southampton has ensured their safety in the top flight for another season.

The Magpies put in an excellent display in the contest, with Ayoze Perez scoring a hat-trick.

Newcastle have been in fine form at St. James’ Park over the latter part of the season, which has elevated them up into 13th place in the Premier League.

Newcastle are next in action on Saturday when they take on Brighton & Hove Albion at the AMEX Stadium.

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...

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