Tottenham’s players have offered to refund fans who made the trip to St James’ Park to see their side lose 6-1 to Newcastle United on Sunday.
Spurs’ hopes of qualifying for the Champions League took a blow as they were swept aside by top-four rivals Newcastle.
Newcastle were 5-0 up after just 21 minutes, the second-earliest a side has done so in Premier League history, after Manchester City against Watford in September 2019.
The fallout to the defeat saw acting head coach Cristian Stellini dismissed on Monday, with Ryan Mason appointed until the end of the season.
On Tuesday, Spurs released a statement from the squad, with the players electing to reimburse their away supporters.
The players have a message for our fans who went to Newcastle on Sunday… pic.twitter.com/HFfmo8R2iH
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 25, 2023
“As a squad, we understand your frustration, your anger. It wasn’t good enough,” the statement read.
“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.
“We know this does not change what happened on Sunday and we will give everything to put things right against Manchester United on Thursday when, again, your support will mean everything to us. Together – and only together – can we move things forward.”
Spurs are six points behind fourth-placed United ahead of Thursday’s game, having played two matches more.
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