Paul Dummett 'clarifies' comments made in the wake of Newcastle United's defeat at Carrow Road

Paul Dummett was “clarified” comments made in the wake of Newcastle United’s 3-1 defeat to Norwich City.

Wednesday, 21st August 2019, 06:00 am
Paul Dummett.

The defender claimed in a post-match interview that it “wasn’t right” from the warm-up at Carrow Road, where Teemu Pukki scored a hat-trick.

However, Dummett has insisted that that comment was not aimed at head coach Steve Bruce and his coaching staff.

The 27-year-old said on Twitter: “Just to clarify my comment on the warm-up in my post-match interview, it was about us as players and as a team, not the coaching staff. As I said in the interview, we know it wasn’t good enough from the first whistle. We need to stick together and improve – and we will.”

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Dummett and his team-mates, beaten 1-0 by Arsenal on the opening weekend of the season, are preparing for Sunday’s game away to Tottenham Hotspur.