Aleksandar Mitrovic says that it is very difficult in the Newcastle dressing room and that he knows how the supporters are feeling as well.

However, he says that he believes in this team and that what is most important is that everybody needs to stay together.

Yesterday’s defeat at West Brom cements Newcastle in the bottom three going into the new year and with games against Arsenal and Manchester United up next, Mitrovic says that ‘we have to take as many points as we can’ form the two matches.

Anything more than zero from six sounds quite good at the minute, considering how poor Newcastle were at the Hawthorns (despite Steve McClaren’s bizarre claims).

However, on the penalty decision when the score was still 0-0, Mitrovic says he has no doubts.

Jonny Evans pulling the striker back as he was about to shoot, a certain penalty in the Serbian’s eyes.

Aleksandar Mitrovic:

“I haven’t seen the video but on the field it (penalty claim when Jonny Evans grabbed him) was bad, he pulled me down and I have the ball to shoot – but he pulled me down, I think it was a penalty.

“We have had two games and fight the whole 95 minutes but we are unlucky and now next game is Arsenal and we have to prepare.

“We must play well and try to take points there (the Emirates). It is very difficult in the dressing room, the fans are disappointed as well, we need to stay together and I believe in this team.

“Difficult games against Arsenal and Manchester (United), we have to take as many points as we can.”