Tottenham mocked as players release official statement after Newcastle United humiliation

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Newcastle United fans are seeing the funny side as Tottenham Hotspur dissect their 6-1 defeat.

Tottenham Hotspur players have offered to reimburse their supporters who were at St James’ Park for their 6-1 defeat against Newcastle United on Sunday.

Spurs were humiliated by Eddie Howe’s side after braces from Jacob Murphy and Alexander Isak, plus a goal from Joelinton, put United 5-0 up within the opening 21 minutes.

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Harry Kane pulled one back shortly after half-time before substitute Callum Wilson restored the Magpies’ five-goal advantage.

Cristian Stellini was sacked from his position as interim head coach on Monday. Today, the players have released a statement to supporters.

“As a squad, we understand your frustration, your anger,” it read. “It wasn’t good enough. We know words aren’t enough in situations like this but believe us, a defeat like this hurts.

“We appreciate your support, home and away, and with this in mind we would like to reimburse fans with the cost of their match tickets from St James’ Park.

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“We know this does not change what happened on Sunday and we will give everything to put things right against Manchester United on Thursday evening when, again, your support will mean everything to us.

“Together - and only together - can we move things forward.”

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur speaks to teammates after Newcastle United scored their sides fifth goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St. James Park on April 23, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur speaks to teammates after Newcastle United scored their sides fifth goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St. James Park on April 23, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur speaks to teammates after Newcastle United scored their sides fifth goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St. James Park on April 23, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Newcastle fans, understandably, saw the funny side, and have been quick to comment on social media.

“This is a nice gesture but, if anything we should charge them extra for getting to watch such a high standard of football,” said one fan. Another said: “Free trip up to Newcastle to watch the entertainers. Not bad eh. Look what we’ve done to them the last few days.”

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One supporter joked “Newcastle fans should be reimbursed for having to watch Spurs too”, while another said: “The battering broke their football club.”

Newcastle’s win opened up a six-point gap on Spurs, who remain fifth in the Premier League table, in their quest to secure Champions League qualification.

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