Players are hurt by defeat – Lascelles

first_imgNewcastle United defender Jamaal Lascelles insists players of the club are hurt by their recent run of defeats and are desperate to turn things around.The Magpies have failed to claim victory in any of their first five games in all competitions, and are currently in the bottom three having only claimed one point from their four Premier League matches so far.But the Magpies captain disputes the idea that players are not affected by results to the same extent that supporters are. Rather, because football is the “priority” in their lives, Newcastle players can only fully relish other aspects of their lives if they record a positive result.Football, it kind of prioritises our whole lives; we put everything into it, with diet restrictions, preparations, anxiety before games,” Lascelles, who will become a father this week, told nufcTV, as quoted by Chronicle Live.“You put your whole life into football, and when you get just one victory it can make your whole week so much better.”“When you lose on a Saturday, your week can be terrible, and that’s how we all feel about it. That’s how important it is to us. That’s why we train as hard as we do; to give ourselves every possible chance of going out there on a Saturday and getting three points.”Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“At the end of the day, it’s not just about us; it’s about 52,000 Geordies that are paying good money to watch us play, the staff here working late to do their job, too.”“So, as players, the least we can do really is prepare the right way and work hard in training to put on a performance.”“It’ll be perfect timing for me if we win this weekend; with a baby coming, obviously three points would be lovely. The way we’ve been playing, we’re not far off it.”“We’re literally a few steps away from winning and we’ve had a tough start to the season, but now it’s about waking up and saying: ‘We need to start winning games now.”“It needs to change, and that’s what we’re looking to do on Saturday.”last_img

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