Tottenham Hotspur’s players have pledged to refund the price of match tickets for fans who travelled away for their humiliating defeat at Newcastle United on Sunday.

Tottenham were stunned with five goals in the opening 21 minutes at St James’ Park in what would go on to be a damaging 6-1 loss in the race for Champions League qualification.

Acting head coach Cristian Stellini paid the price with his job on Monday with the club moving to place Ryan Mason in charge of the side for the remainder of the season with Antonio Conte having left the club by mutual consent last month.

Now players have moved to address growing dissatisfaction within the fanbase with an official statement to supporters.

“As a squad, we understand your frustration, your anger. It wasn’t good enough,”

They said on Tottenham’s official social media accounts on Tuesday.

“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 evening when, again, your support will mean everything to us.

“Together – and only together – can we move things forward.”

Tottenham are fifth in the Premier League, six points behind Manchester United in fourth, having played two games more.

Source: The Athletic

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