Ginola hits out at Newcastle French players

Newcastle United legend David Ginola admits he's worried about the number of French players in Alan Pardew's squad.

Newcastle signed Mathieu Debuchy, Massadio Haidara, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Moussa Sissoko and Yoan Gouffran during the January transfer window in a bid to drag themselves up the league table.

Ginola told talkSPORT: "I spoke a few weeks ago about the fact there are 10 French players in the squad and whether it would be a good thing for the club.

"At the time, it seemed that it was positive because they were going to bring something different to the club, but after a few weeks, it wasn’t good enough and it still isn’t now.

"Playing in Europe and then in a Premier League relegation fight are completely different things.

"You have to have the right sort of players for that task and I’m not sure that the players are concerned about it."

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