Christian Atsu backs Newcastle United to 'overcome' relegation woes after Man City defeat

Christian Atsu backs Newcastle United to 'overcome' relegation woes after Man City defeat

  • Christian Atsu is confident Newcastle United will turn things around after their poor run in the English Premier League
  • The Magpies were thumped by Manchester City at the St James' Park to further deepen their woes
  • And although they are in the relegation zone, Atsu remains positive the team will bounce back

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Former Newcastle United winger, Christian Atsu has backed the club to recover from their poor run in the English Premier League after the heavy defeat to Manchester City.

The Magpies were hammered 4-0 by the champions in front of their own fans, leaving them rooted in the relegation zone.

Atsu took to Twitter to express his support for his former club, and states Newcastle United have the mentality to fight back.

Christian Atsu during his time at Newcastle United. SOURCE: Twitter/ @ChristianAtsu20
Christian Atsu backs Newcastle United to 'overcome' relegation woes after Man City defeat. SOURCE: Twitter/ @ChristianAtsu20
Source: Twitter
"I’ve been with Newcastle United FC players for 5 years and I know the mentality that they have, keep calm and watch them overcome this situation," he wrote.

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Newcastle United have won just a game in their last five matches, losing three on a row.

The St James' outfit sis 19th on the table with only ten points and have played more games than their relegation rivals, Burnley and Norwich.

On Sunday, Ruben Diaz and Joao Cancelo netted for Manchester City in the first half to take the game beyond the Magpies. Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling then finished off the thrashing in the second half.

Christian Atsu spent five years at Newcastle United, scoring eight goals in 107 matches for the English Premier League side.

The 29-year-old left in the summer after failing to extend his contract with the club. He currently plies his trade in Saudi Arabia with Al Raed.

Christian Atsu in Egypt

Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that, Ghana winger Christian Atsu spent time in Egypt over the weekend with his Al Raed teammates as they took time off the busy schedule of the season.

Al Raed's next game is a King's Cup match against Al Hilal, affording the team some time off as the players enjoy their mini vacation.

In photos posted on Twitter, and sighted by YEN.com.gh, the 29-year-old seemed to be enjoying his time off as he shared photos from the visit of Egypt. Read more:

Source: YEN.com.gh

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