David Ginola remembers how ‘tiredness’ cost Newcastle 95/96 Premier League title

The former Newcastle United star is currently making headlines on I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here.

Former Newcastle United star David Ginola is once again the talk of the nation after his debut on I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!.

The 54-year-old played for The Magpies in the glory years of 1995 to 1997 when the club were flying high at the top of the Premier League.

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He would later go on to play for Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa and Everton in the English top flight.

The Frenchman's reemergence on I'm a Celeb has got fans thinking back to his professional career.

Ginola arrived at Newcastle United for a fee of £2.5 million in 1995 to play under Kevin Keegan.

The winger made his debut against Coventry City in the August of that year and scored his first Magpies goal just a couple weeks later against Birmingham City.

That season Newcastle finished second in the league which, despite modern aspirations, was a disappointment at the time.

The club had led the division by 10 points in late January, before letting it slip over the second half of the season.

Speaking on Sky Sport's Monday Night Football in 2018, Ginola put Newcastle's missing out on the league title down to tiredness.

He said: "I don't want to find excuses but it was tiredness, mental tiredness because of the pressure.

"Before the second part of the season we were just flying high and there was no doubt in my mind, we were playing for fun.

"The second part everyone in Newcastle and the press started saying that we were going to win.

"We soon realised that we are in a position to win the league and didn't know if we were able to face a situation like that mentally.

"We didn't find a way to be able to mind this sort of pressure."

Ginola was part of the Newcastle side known as The Entertainers (Image: Getty Images/Stu Forster /Allsport)

Monday Night Football hosts David Jones and Jamie Carragher pressed Ginola to remember more from that high-flying season, to which the Newcastle legend replied: "You really want me to cry tonight."

He then added: "People still remember that season.

"That means that since this team there's nothing much that has happened to Newcastle United. That's the shame of it.

"I would love that to have been the start for Newcastle, like the foundation of a house.

"To say, let's make it one of the strongest clubs around and now in 2018, it's a shame."