Gaffer says he can save the St James’ Park club from the drop.
Alan Pardew has insisted he is the right man to keep Newcastle in the Premier League, despite presiding over the club’s biggest home defeat since 1925.
Sunday’s 6-0 loss against Liverpool was Newcastle’s 18th defeat of the season and left the club just five points clear of 18th-placed Wigan, who have a game in hand.
Pardew’s side travel to West Ham on Saturday, before taking on already relegated QPR, and the Toon finish the season with a clash with Arsenal at St James’ Park.
Despite the embarrassing defeat, the former Hammers and Southampton boss believes he is the right man to take the Magpies forward.
Asked by Sky Sports if he should remain Newcastle boss, the 51-year-old replied: “Yes. We have had a really, really poor month in terms of results.
“Now we have to stick together and get through it. As I’ve said before, words don’t win games. They are not important any more.
“The performance we put in was unacceptable. It wasn’t good enough for us. We are aware of that and we need to put it right.”
Despite their precarious league position, Pardew, who was handed an eight-year deal by Toon owner Mike Ashley last season, is confident there is enough spirit in the squad to avoid the drop.
“Even after Benfica [in the Europa League last-16], a few of the players perhaps thought after that game, we would be all right,” he added.
“But we have got one point from three league games, and that’s not good enough for this football club.
“Now we are in a dogfight – and we have got to fight. We have got enough character and belief in that dressing room to get through it.
“We have got to show that.”