Jamie Redknapp tears into Newcastle’s academy and claims it’s at present INCAPABLE of manufacturing superstars – however insists he sympathises with Steve Bruce after their ‘rotten run’ continued in opposition to Aston Villa
- Newcastle’s winless run prolonged to 10 video games after shedding to Aston Villa
- Followers launched a protest exterior St James’ Park calling for Steve Bruce’s sacking
- However Jamie Redknapp believes a brand new supervisor would wrestle to show it round
- Redknapp additionally claimed the membership are weakened with little expertise coming via
Jamie Redknapp has slammed Newcastle’s academy for not having the ability to produce superstars and claims a brand new supervisor would be capable to extract little from the present squad.
The Magpies noticed their winless run prolonged to 10 video games after they have been comfortably seen off by a dominant Aston Villa within the West Midlands because of Ollie Watkins and Bertrand Traore’s objectives.
The defeat elevated the stress on under-fire boss Steve Bruce, with followers subsequently launching a protest exterior St James’ Park calling for him to be axed.
Jamie Redknapp has slammed Newcastle’s squad and claimed their academy can not produce superstars
Targets from Bertrand Traore (left) and Ollie Watkins made it 10 winless video games for the Magpies
Followers unfurled a banner along with his and membership proprietor Mike Ashley faces accompanied by a slogan saying ‘act late, seal your destiny’ and the dates 2009 and 2016, when Newcastle have been relegated from the Premier League.
However chatting with Sky Sports activities after the defeat, former midfielder Redknapp believes a brand new boss – even former supervisor Rafael Benitez – would wrestle with the present group of gamers and lack of youth expertise being produced.
‘Even when they did change supervisor, I do not see a brand new one coming in and altering an excessive amount of with that squad,’ Redknapp stated.
‘I can not see many Newcastle gamers you’d get cash for. Allan Saint-Maximin possibly. You would go get Rafa again, that is the followers dream possibly, however I do not suppose he alters a lot.
The defeat cranked up the stress on Steve Bruce, with a protest calling for his dismissal
And Redknapp believes that the academy is one in all a lot of points on the membership proper now
‘There are such a lot of issues incorrect with that membership, one of many largest ones that is bothered me is the academy. Years in the past, they made superstars.
‘There are not any children coming via, that was a soccer hotbed Newcastle. The place is the expertise there? Why are they not producing their very own gamers? That is what they used to do?
‘That membership deserves an excellent star, the followers, the membership, they’ve all the time had an excellent star. It is a mess proper now. I really feel for Bruce, I really feel for the followers nevertheless it’s not ok. He is making an attempt his coronary heart out, you may see it. You may see there’s a ache there.’
Newcastle have but to win a Premier League level in 2021, having moved on to 19 factors with a stalemate in opposition to Liverpool on December 30.
He doubts whether or not a brand new supervisor, even former boss Rafael Benitez, would make a distinction
The previous midfielder added solely Allan Saint-Maximin would fetch any cash within the squad
Bruce’s males nonetheless sit seven factors above the relegation zone having performed a sport greater than 18th-place Fulham, however Redknapp hinted he can’t see the place their subsequent level would come from.
‘You may’t deny it, it is a rotten run,’ he continued ‘You discuss concerning the fashion of play and the soccer we like, it has not been ok.
‘The followers will settle for outcomes however if you find yourself taking part in a method of soccer, getting 37 per cent possession and nonetheless shedding video games that isn’t ok.
Redknapp sympathised with Bruce however admitted the membership are actually on a ‘rotten run’
‘This has been the scenario for the final three or 4 years since I watched Newcastle. I really feel sorry for Steve Bruce.
‘I performed in opposition to him, he’s a warrior, not a quitter. However he should suppose to himself, I do not want this. They [the fans] are sick to dying proper now and rightfully so.
‘It is not good viewing and I did not suppose for one second they’d get a end result right this moment, I did not suppose they’d beat Sheffield United final week.’