Jermain Jenas: ‘Newcastle United staying in Premier League would be a miracle’

Jermain Jenas: 'Newcastle United staying in Premier League would be a miracle'

Former Newcastle United midfielder Jermaine Jenas has claimed that Premier League survival for his former club this season would be nothing short of a “miracle”.

The Magpies currently sit 14th in the table, three points above the relegation zone, and face a daunting trip to league leaders Manchester City next weekend.

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In addition, Newcastle have not won at home since October and were unable to beat basement side Swansea City on Saturday, having to settle for a 1-1 draw in the North East.

“I don’t think there has ever been a time in the Premier League era where teams are looking forward to going to St James’ Park more than they are now,” Jenas told BBC Sport.

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“You have got to be realistic and this Newcastle side are not a top team. It is really not.

“If they remain in the Premier League this year it is a miracle as far as I am concerned. When I look at them individually and if Rafael Benitez wasn’t there, they would 100% go down.”

Despite their home woes, Newcastle have won two and drawn two of their last six league games.

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