GOUFFRAN ACCEPTS TOON ARMY FLAK
YOAN GOUFFRAN insists the Toon Army are RIGHT to give Newcastle players dog’s abuse.
But the French flyer insists the squad are all behind underfire boss Alan Pardew – and are determined to help him pull through the toughest spell of his managerial career.
Fans are still calling for Pardew’s head after a nightmare run of one win in 15 games and no league victory this season, which leaves the Geordies in the Premier League bottom three going into the international break.
Gouffran (right) admits it’s been a tough patch as the side struggles for form and points – despite earning hard-fought come-from-behind draws in two of their last three games against Hull and Swansea.
The 28-year-old reckons that shows the squad is playing for Pardew and that their beleaguered boss hasn’t lost the dressing room despite just five league wins in 2014.
Gouffran reckons the players have to take the abuse from the stands on the chin and tough it out as they look for their elusive first league win of the campaign.
The forward admitted: “It’s been difficult, as we’ve lost games and not scored at times.
“We’ve not played as well as we can and we understand the fans are disappointed and a little bit angry.
“We’re looking forward to getting back to action after the international break and continuing to give 100 per cent to the cause.”
Newcastle host Leicester when the Premier League resumes on Saturday week.
Gouffran added: “We will go out there to do our very best to try to get that win.”