Alan Shearer has hit back at Jermaine Jenas in typically brutal fashion following the BT pundit’s strange comments over the weekend, where he attempted to blame NUFC for holding him back during his playing days.
Following Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to Liverpool, BT Sport presenter Jake Humpries asked Jenas why he failed to live up to his potential. Jenas partly blamed himself, injuries and England’s ‘golden generation’ at the time, however he quite incredibly claimed that he was ‘miles ahead of everybody’ when he returned to Newcastle following international duty!
Here’s what he had to say alongside Steven Gerard and Steve McManaman on BT’s panel:
“Training with England, my levels went up. And then, I could almost feel them dwindle as the weeks went on. Training with England was at such an intense level – everyone wants to win, everyone wants to be in the team, and when I came back to Newcastle, I’d be up here (gestures above his head)- miles ahead of everybody.
“Then, literally, because the demand wasn’t as high at Newcastle as it was at England, my standards would drop and drop and drop throughout the weeks until I was back to Newcastle level.”
Shearer’s hit back at these incredible claims, sarcastically apologising to Jenas that he and his former Newcastle United teammates were not ‘up to his level’ when he returned from England duty!