Yoan Gouffran says that Newcastle have to show ‘great spirit’ in the remaining nine matches of the season.

The midfielder/winger/whatever admits that it has been far too easy for other clubs when they have played Newcastle, with the point now reached where he and the rest of the players have to prove their worth to the supporters.

Yoan Gouffran talking to the Chronicle:

“We have to try to show great spirit and that we are fighting as sometimes it has been too easy for the opposition. We have to show to the fans, and for us, something.

“It was very bad at Everton, we give the best for the club but sometimes it’s difficult for the fans, but we will try to win.

Disappointed not to have more points:

“We are disappointed because we would like to have some more points.

“To be honest I did touch him (Aaron Lennon for penalty) a little bit but I think he fell down very quickly after it.”

Gouffran’s words are likely to have as much positive effect as his performances.

The last fifteen months he has been appalling and the vast majority of fans struggle to comprehend how he gets his game.

Yet again against Everton, the travelling supporters were stunned to see Ayoze Perez and Remy Cabella left on the bench whilst Gouffran played.

Like all the players he has to start delivering and not just talking the talk in between matches.

With only two goals in 15 months which came thanks to a fluke against Southampton and a wicked deflection at Hull, Gouffran is one of those players who needs to step up and take more responsibility.

Like certain others he disappears for so long during matches that you forget he is on the pitch.

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