Newcastle United goalkeeper Rob Elliot has stated that talks of the Magpies’ current squad not being good enough is unfair on the players.
Newcastle United were widely expected to be spending heavily in the summer transfer window despite winning the Championship title last season but that has not quite happened so far.
While Newcastle have brought in six new players this summer, it is believed that manager Rafael Benitez has missed out on most of his top targets and as a result, the Spaniard is not happy with the lack of support from the club hierarchy.
While many feel that Newcastle need to strengthen their squad during the final days of the transfer window in order to stand a chance of avoiding relegation this season, goalkeeper Rob Elliot has stated that he is not impressed by such talk.
Elliot stated people claiming that the current squad is not good enough is unfair on the players and insists that the players just need time to gel before their fortunes on the pitch makes a turnaround.
The Republic of Ireland international said, “With the stories flying around – (we) haven’t got enough, (we) have got enough – I don’t think it’s very fair on the squad.
“They did such a terrific job last year and we’ve brought in some good players. We just wanted it to be about looking forward to the Premier League season, unfortunately it’s not been that.
“As a group we now have to stay strong and take that on board. Playing for Newcastle isn’t like playing for other clubs; the pressure and the expectation that comes with it, you’ve got to be able to handle that to play for Newcastle.
“I think the lads have done and they’ve done brilliantly, and the new signings look good. I think we just need to gel, get settled and push on for ourselves.”