Date: 19th February 2021 at 1:15pm
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Newcastle United fans on Twitter have been responding to the latest of Toon defender Jamaal Lascelles. 

This comes after the official Newcastle Twitter account shared a post that contained a video of the centre-half speaking to the club’s media ahead of their upcoming Premier League clash against Manchester United at the weekend.

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In the video, Lascelles described the current league campaign as being “crazy” with so many lower clubs taking points off the bigger teams, leading the defender to say that now is a “perfect” time for the Tyneside club to do the same in their match against the Red Devils.

This post then gathered a lot of replies from Toon fans, who were quick to share their thoughts on these latest comments from the Englishman, who is currently valued at £13.05 million (as per Transfermarkt).

So, what did these Newcastle fans have to say in response to Lascelles’ comments on the United match?

“You all looked like you couldn’t care less the other night. If you care, start showing it.”

@ToonMouthTyne

“Empty words. Actions speak louder.”

@Axcrazy1

“Still doesn’t feel like captain, get Hayden as captain”

@ManquilloSZN

“I’ve seen oil tankers turn quicker than him”

@philbyre32

“Get Hayden as captain this guy isn’t strong enough.”

@alloutgungho

“Talk is cheap. Go and do it!”

@Logan14Cameron

Looking at the replies to this post, it appears that Lascelles’ words of attempted inspiration ahead of the United game haven’t had the desired impact on these Toon fans.

Is Jamaal Lascelles good enough to play for Newcastle?

Yes

Yes

No

No

Given how Steve Bruce’ side are currently sat in 17th place in the Premier League table, seven points above the relegation zone and the fact that Lascelles has only managed to earn himself a disappointing season rating of 6.54/10 for his league performances so far this season (as per WhoScored), it’s clear to see why these Toon fans aren’t feeling particularly positive about the defender or their ’s chances of picking up a positive result against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men on Sunday.