Allan Saint-Maximin's brilliant response to this challenge at Newcastle United

Allan Saint-Maximin has spoken about the biggest challenge facing Newcastle United – playing without fans.

Friday, 5th June 2020, 5:00 pm

The club is set to restart its Premier League campaign with a home game against Sheffield United on June 21.

All remaining games will be played behind closed doors because of the coronavirus pandemic, and Saint-Maximin – who scored Newcastle’s winner against Southampton in early March before football was suspended – has spoken about the prospect of playing at empty stadiums.

“This is really, really difficult for me, because the supporters give you lot of power,” the winger told NUFC TV. “We win more games at home than away.

“It’s difficult to play away, it’s difficult to play without supporters. We know the supporters cannot be there. It’s really difficult, but we know they can watch TV. We know it’s better to play like this than not play. We have to try to do everything for the supporters to feel happy at home.”

Allan Saint-Maximin.