Former ace worries about an exodus of compatriots.
Former Newcastle United star David Ginola has spoken of his fears of an exodus in the club’s French stars should they succumb to relegation this season, the Daily Star reports.
Ginola is worried that his countrymen don’t have the right mentality for a relegation battle as the club head into their final two games against QPR and Arsenal.
Newcastle are currently facing their second relegation from the top flight in four years and on current form the drop is becoming a distinct possibility and the former star feels that all 10 of Alan Pardew’s Gallic stars could jump ship if the worst possible scenario comes true.
“You have to have the right sort of players for that task and I’m not sure that the players are concerned about it,” he said.
“The players are thinking, ‘if the club is relegated then we’ll leave in the summer’.”
This statement only seems to further what was already expected about the club as news of a dressing room divide broke last week. Reports claimed that some of the club’s players felt that a large section of the squad weren’t taking their position seriously.
Ginola played for Newcastle for two years between 1995-97 making 75 appearances and scoring seven goals.