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Ex-Newcastle striker Chopra: Players don't know what Bruce wants

Former Newcastle United striker Michael Chopra says the players are baffled by manager Steve Bruce's playing system.

Chopra reckons there is very little work being done on shape and tactics compared to previous boss Rafa Benitez.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Chopra revealed: "I've spoken to some senior players at the club – I won't mention their names – and under Benitez everything was drilled into them on the training pitch: the team shape, how they were going to play – every day.

"Bruce has come in, and some of the players don't know their jobs – they are not really working on their shape.

"At Newcastle for two or three years those players have overachieved under Benitez.

"But I don't think some of the players are good enough for the Premier League. They need coaching – they are not good enough."

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