Newcastle United suffered a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Southampton during the weekend and manager Alan Pardew has stated that this was a miserable display from his team. Newcastle are already looking forward to next season after a number of challenges in the second half of this campaign. After selling key players like Yohan Cabaye during the January transfer window, the club has had to deal with manager Alan Pardew not being available for several matches on the touchline. He was given a stadium and touchline ban after his head butt on Hull City midfielder David Meyler.
Due to such combination of factors, the team has not been playing well in the last few months. This record was once again extended after his team lost 4-0 to Southampton, who once again appear to have picked up pace after a few months of lull. Pardew said after the match that his team were second best in all areas of the pitch. The manager has already spoken about the club’s transfer activity in the summer. He says that they have already started looking at potential targets in the summer, while he expects some fringe players to leave in order to raise funds.
Players like Gabriel Obertan are likely to be shown the door, while Newcastle will fight to keep like Remy.
“It was miserable for us. We were second best today. We just didn’t look like we had any energy at all for the game. Maybe the midweek game, I don’t know, had something to do with that, but it definitely wasn’t us today. We need to make sure this week that we do a lot of work and get ourselves ready for Man United, because that is a performance that isn’t good enough for Newcastle. It was a really tough day and we didn’t get any breaks in the game,” said Pardew.