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Newcastle defender Schar: Intensity against Leeds must be our standard

Newcastle United defender Fabian Schar has warned they must maintain the standards they set against Leeds if they are to avoid relegation from the Premier League.

The Magpies headed off to their mid-season training camp in Saudi Arabia, where they will play Pro League leaders Al-Ittihad in a friendly on Friday, on the back of Saturday's hard-fought 1-0 win at Elland Road that rekindled their survival hopes.

Speaking from their training base in Jeddah, he told NUFC TV: “The confidence is much higher than before.

“I think the Leeds game showed that we are strong as a team and we have to do it every game, the same mentality, the same intensity and then I'm very positive for the next few games. But we have to show it on the pitch.

“Obviously there's much better feeling overall. I would be more difficult if we didn't have these three points, but with this win, it's definitely more enjoyable. Also the way we played, we know what we're able to do.

“But now we still know there's plenty of work to do, look for the next game and just keep going like that."


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