Monday 22 January 2018

De Jong: We need points

Siem de Jong has challenged Newcastle to turn their faltering season around by ending Leicester's remarkable surge towards the Premier League finishing line.

The 26-year-old Holland international scored within 14 minutes of coming off the bench after almost eight months on the sidelines, but could not prevent the Magpies from slipping to a 3-2 home defeat at the hands of Swansea.

It left John Carver's side just five points clear of the relegation zone with just four games remaining, the next one at Leicester, who climbed out of the drop zone with a fourth win on the bounce on the same afternoon.

De Jong said: "It's a really important one. We just need the points."


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