Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez has dismissed comments made by Alan Shearer and said that his club should not worry about takeover talk after continuing their current poor run of form by slumping to a 3-2 defeat against Leicester City on Saturday.
Joselu was recalled to the starting XI for the Leicester game. We have a lot of names, but we do not know exactly how much we have. "After that, if we score goals, it's better". It is sometimes a lack of experience.
"We started really well and people were thinking we were going to stay at the top of the table, but it is a young team that has to learn". "We have to improve the things we are not doing well at the moment".
Foxes boss Claude Puel was delighted with the efforts of his players.
"I think it was an unlucky game, because, in the end, we conceded an own goal".
"The first half was good but the beginning of the second half was hard".
"The strikers need to score goals, and I scored". On the hour, Demarai Gray put Leicester ahead.
The Premier League returns nearly immediately after yet another enthralling round of games at the weekend.
Newcastle did equalise through Dwight Gayle but it just set the stage for Leicester's late victor. "I believe in each one and that this team is a great team", the 21-year-old said following the 3-2 loss to Leicester.
"We tried to win the game". We'll try to get the three points.
But midfielder Merino does not agree with such an assessment and believes that the Tyneside based outfit are good enough to avoid the drop without making an additions to the squad. "Always you need a bit of luck to open up games".
"We have good players, a good stadium and good supporters".
While a title challenge looks beyond them, Pochettino said a return to the free-scoring football of last season can help them in their bid for a top-four finish.
Newcastle thought they had snatched a point when Dwight Gayle saw his 73rd-minute shot deflected past Kasper Schmeichel by Harry Maguire to make it 2-2.