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Pardew: "We Apologise"

Newcastle United FC

Alan Pardew has apologised on behalf of the players and staff following Newcastle's 6-0 defeat to Liverpool

By Dan King - Newcastle United Club Reporter

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has apologised to the supporters after Saturday's 6-0 defeat to Liverpool.

The Magpies suffered their heaviest defeat of the campaign and their biggest loss at St. James' Park since 1925 and, while they did play the final 15 minutes with ten men following Mathieu Debuchy's red card, Pardew admitted that the performance was "not good enough."

But he insisted that his side still have enough fight for the Barclays Premier League relegation battle as United head into the final three matches of the season.

"Firstly, for the squad and the staff, we apologise for that performance," he told nufcTV.

"We know in the next three games we've got to get at least one win, if not more, and that needs to start at West Ham.

"I'm afraid today was a real low point in my career here because that performance, as the scoreline suggested, just was not good enough.

"I thought in hindsight the team selection didn't work for us. The performances looked affected by the goals; to be 2-0 down so early looked like it affected a few bodies.

"All my teams are organised and are on the front foot, looking to win the game, but that wasn't the case today.

"We looked disorganised and it's not anyone's individual problem - it's a collective problem we've got to put right.

"We've got three or four people in that dressing room who have been in this position and got relegated and we're going to have to draw on that experience to make sure it doesn't happen again."

He added: "Now we really need to roll our sleeves up and show the fans that we've got the fight in us to get out of this because we're now right in it."