David Ginola says Newcastle need to be ‘remade from scratch’ after 5-1 thrashing at Tottenham | Soccer News

David Ginola believes Newcastle’s current side need to be ‘reformed from scratch’, insisting his former side need more spirit and creativity after their 5-1 thrashing at Tottenham.

Newcastle took the lead in north London on Sunday before Spurs went on a rampage to enter the top four and hand their opponents a third successive Premier League defeat.

The Magpies have improved dramatically under head coach Eddie Howe and still find themselves nine points above relegation, but Ginola – who made 76 appearances for the club from 1995 to 1997 – believes they have to completely rethink their strategy.

“I was disappointed not with the result, but with the reaction. I think the team needs to be redesigned from scratch because tactically they try to copy other teams without the quality you need,” said he said in the sky sports workshop on great sunday.

“The team needs to be reshaped, not with the same players.

“We have to find a way for Newcastle to use their spirit and believe in what they are doing. What we saw there was when they lost the ball, everyone was doing the same thing. I think that they have to have their own way of playing football.

“They need to put more emphasis on creativity. There is no creativity and there needs to be more spirit there.

“With the artists, Kevin Keegan didn’t ask us to do much. Tactically it wasn’t huge, it was like ‘ok David, I want you to do this, you’re good at doing this. I don’t want to stand up for you because I want you there. It’s very simple: don’t ask someone to do something they can’t do.

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“If I was working for the club seeing a game like this – five goals conceded after the opener – do you think that’s professional?

“The project will start at the end of this season and it may take five or six years to build a club from scratch.

“When I say build a team from scratch, it’s not getting rid of everyone, it’s just rethinking the whole thing because if you think artists were just players who really like being together They really enjoyed playing together and spending time together. The dressing room for me is vital. You have to build a family and a football club is a family.”

Howe: We continued the game at 2-1, the next three games are massive

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Newcastle boss Eddie Howe admitted their 5-1 loss to Tottenham could be a “good thing” for the club and give them a chance to “realign their thoughts”.

By contrast, Newcastle boss Eddie Howe insisted his side had done well until Ben Davies’ equalizer – and said the reason for the second-half collapse was due approaching the team when they lost 2-1, rather than a lack of quality. from them.

“We had a very good performance until Fabian scored. I was extremely disappointed to come in at 1-1. Apart from a few nervous moments at the start, I thought we had them under control,” he said. he declared.

“The key objective is the second goal – from our point of view we had to work our way through in the second half. Then we continued the game very aggressively and played in a way that we didn’t. shouldn’t have done. We were much too open but it was in our desire to chase the match.

“We got expansive, took risks with the ball and then got punished by a top team. Some of the goals they scored in transitions were very good. We didn’t deal with that at all. part of the game.”

While Newcastle still have a reasonable cushion in the relegation zone, Howe says their next three games, at home to Wolves, Leicester and Crystal Palace, could be crucial to their survival hopes.

He also called on Newcastle supporters to turn these home games into big occasions and show their support for their team.

“It’s a huge time ahead for us,” he said. “We are aware that this series of games that we have just come out of has been difficult for us, a lot of away games, and we are delighted to return home where our form has been good.

“We need the crowd and the stadium to be united to make this atmosphere as intense as possible for our opponents. It will be a massive spell that will go a long way in dictating our fate this season.

“It’s a little jolt and a reminder that we can’t pick up speed. We have to fight and fight for every point. We have to use today’s pain in our next games and rock the stadium .”

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