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​Newcastle midfielder Shelvey rejects lazy claims: It was fine for Gazza!

Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has refuted the idea that he is lazy.

The 27-year-old was not in the Magpies team that shocked Tottenham 1-0 the past weekend.

He has often found himself criticized by supporters for a lack of work ethic. But Shelvey wants to set the record straight.

He said to reporters: "I get labelled lazy, maybe because of my body language and I'm quite a laid-back character.

"You can run 15k if you want, but at the end of the day, I'm a footballer.

"Do you see Gazza running 15k? Do you see people like that?

"I'm not comparing myself to them but I understand that football is changing and evolving, and I am evolving with it, but I get labelled lazy.

"People can say what they want. I'm the one that goes out there and trains every day as hard as I can."

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