Ginola: Newcastle must be 'reshaped from scratch

Ginola: Newcastle must be 'reshaped from scratch

David Ginola believes the current Newcastle team needs to be "reshaped from scratch", insisting his former side requires more spirit and creativity following their 5-1 thrashing at Tottenham.

​​​​​​Newcastle took the lead in north London on Sunday before Spurs ran riot to move into the top four and deal their opponents a third consecutive Premier League defeat.

The Magpies have significantly improved under head coach Eddie Howe and still find themselves nine points above the relegation, but Ginola - who made 76 appearances for the club from 1995 until 1997 - thinks they need to entirely rethink their strategy.

"I was disappointed not with the result, but the reaction. I think the team needs to be reshaped from scratch because tactically they try to copycat other teams without the quality you need," he said in the Sky Sports studio on Super Sunday.

"The team needs to be reshaped not with the same players.

"We need to find a way that Newcastle is going to use their spirit and believe in what they do. What we saw there was when they lost the ball, everyone was doing the same thing. I think they need to have their own way of playing football.

They need to put more of an emphasis on creativity. There's no creativity and there needs to be more spirit there.