After the feeble team showing against Sunderland, Daryl Janmaat has sent a stark message to Mike Ashley and everybody else at Newcastle United.

The Dutch full-back turned emergency centre-back has said that United weren’t good enough and that if you’re not good enough then you are going get beat ‘most of the time’.

It seems an obvious thing to say but it is great that one of Newcastle’s few remaining decent players is spelling it out loud and clear.

United aren’t losing games by accident.

A record of 3 wins in the last 18 matches isn’t a blip.

NUFC have got very few quality players and any number of ones who aren’t good enough.

Hopefully players such as Janmaat will turn up the heat on Mike Ashley by repeatedly making clear between now and the summer that major investment in the team is needed to avoid disaster.

Daryl Janmaat:

“It was not good enough and the first half was really poor – we were too negative, not good enough.

“The second half was much better but it still wasn’t good enough.”

Second best:

“I wouldn’t say we didn’t give everything but what I can say is that we were not good enough and everybody saw that Sunderland were better, especially the first half.

“If you’re not good enough then you’ll lose most of the time.”

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