By Craig Hope for the Daily Mail and Tom Collomosse For The Daily Mail
Published: 22:30 BST, 30 September 2019 | Updated: 05:54 BST, 1 October 2019
Sean Longstaff called the performance 'f***ing embarrassing' and Isaac Hayden booted the dressing-room door in frustration but Newcastle's players had no argument when boss Steve Bruce accused them of 'giving up' during a furious post-match rant at Leicester.
Senior players thought the head coach was entirely justified as he tore into the team following Sunday's 5-0 defeat, focusing on the lack of effort and abject defending during the second half.
However, we have learned there were some concerns among the group at Bruce's decision to revert to a back four from what had been a settled three-man defence and it is likely that will be communicated via captain Jamaal Lascelles this week.
Sean Longstaff has labelled Newcastle's performance against Leicester 'f****** embarrassing'
On the whole, though, we have been told that the majority of the