Karl Darlow says that Newcastle United were “nowhere” near good enough in their awful defeat against Sheffield United.
The Magpies were beaten 1-0 by the side that are rock bottom of the table and never looked like they had an answer to the Blades.
United have now gone eight matches without a win and are in a relegation battle.
Darlow said: “Performance-wise we were nowhere near. We didn’t get going, they played the better football before the red card.
“We need to sort that out. There can be no excuses.
“We need to come here and do the business. Talk is cheap, we need to show more on the pitch that the fans can be proud of. It’s back to the drawing board.
“We needed to put more pressure on, they were fighting for their lives.
“We haven’t delivered what we said in the changing room, on the training pitch.
“We didn’t get hold of the ball.”