Alan Shearer’s word is rightly respected by most fans of Newcastle United, and it’s fair to say that no Geordie would be able to disagree with the Englishman’s latest Team of the Week suggestion.
Indeed, the former Newcastle forward has shared his Team of the Week over on the official Premier League Twitter page, and one of our own has gotten the nod.
— Premier League (@premierleague) February 5, 2019
Of course, it’s no less than he deserves. Despite a losing effort against Tottenham, Lascelles was a rock at the back, as he so often is, and without him, the scoreline may well have been a lot worse.
It’s certainly high praise coming from Shearer himself, and he certainly deserves the attention.
Unfortunately, though, Shearer couldn’t find it in him to give anyone else in a Newcastle shirt an inclusion, but given the result, we can’t blame him. It’s over to the Magpies to ensure a win at the weekend in order to force their way into Shearer’s thoughts.