Newcastle United were thumped 5-0 on Sunday by Leicester City, and Andy Carroll has branded Newcastle’s performance as a disgrace.
Speaking to BBC Newcastle after the game the former West Ham striker did not hold back when dishing out his assessment of the Toon’s display.
Carroll claimed that he felt sorry for the travelling Toon supporters who made the journey down to Leicester in big numbers and drowned out the King Power even when they were 4-0 down.
The 30-year-old also said that Steve Bruce was fuming with his players and he has told them to not come in for training until Tuesday because he fears he will blow up again.
Carroll believes that Newcastle cannot turn in a performance like this again and that the hard work has to come on the training pitch.
I thought that the players did give in too easily, but Bruce has to take most of the blame.
The team was in disarray both with and without the ball, and even before Isaac Hayden’s red card, the Toon looked lost.
As soon as Jamie Vardy doubled Leicester’s lead the Newcastle players heads dropped, and that is inexcusable but so was the manager’s attempt to organise his team.
Both Bruce and the players have to do better, or the Toon will be relegated.