Newcastle United suffered a defeat against the bottom of the table side, Sheffield United.
started the season well but as it seemed that they are not a relegation candidate this season, they went on an eight-game without a victory run. They suffered a humiliated defeat againstSheffield United
, a side which have had no victory before the match this season.
Steve Bruce, The Magpies boss is so critical of his player because of their performance against the Blades.
“We were absolutely frigging hopeless the other night; we were absolutely sh*te,” The Guardian quoted Bruce as saying. “Unfortunately that’s happened a little too often in my 18 months here; it was nowhere near good enough for the challenge ahead. Maybe it’s a mentality thing.
“We’ve thrown that hand grenade in too often and that’s what we have to erase. It’s the disappointing thing I’m going to have to improve.”
It is believed that Bruce has a desire to use a back four, but the players are happier with the five-man defence used so well by previous boss Rafa Benitez.