Daryl Janmaat has indicated that Steve McClaren needs a change of tactics when Newcastle meet Chelsea on Saturday.
The attacking full-back says that the players ‘are going for it’ at Stamford Bridge and that they ‘have to go for the win’.
After no away points in the last two months, it would be a huge bonus if United pick up points in the next two matches at Chelsea and Stoke.
Maybe the message has come from the bottom up with McClaren taking heed of his players possibly and this morning talking about approaching the game ‘with no fear’ and having ‘a go’.
The trip to Everton last week saw the United boss admit afterwards that the plan was to let the Toffees have as much of the ball as they wanted and live in hope that they would give away possession, for Newcastle to score a breakaway goal.
The reality being that Ayoze Perez was a lone striker with no support, whilst McClaren utilised Shelvey as one of two defensive midfielders which totally negated any attacking threat or focus.
Interesting to see Daryl Janmaat talking fondly of Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink.
When Hiddink returned as manager of the Netherlands after Louis van Gaal joined Manchester United, Daryl Janmaat was instantly dropped from the squad and made a scapegoat after gifting a winner to the Czech Republic – with Holland going on to have a disastrous Euros qualifying campaign.
Hiddink has started with six draws in 11 matches at Chelsea this season and if Newcastle can make that seven in 12, it would be a moral victory for Daryl Janmaat and his team-mates.
“It’s great to see Guus Hiddink back in English football, I like him, he has gone into Chelsea and he’s not losing games.
“Maybe he has drawn too many but we will see how it goes for us, we got the win against West Brom and hopefully we can get something at Chelsea.
“We are going for it and we want three points because we have to go for the win, we need it.”