Newcastle striker Luuk de Jong has said that his adopted side’s performance against Fulham on Saturday was “boring” and revealed his team mates want to do better in future.

Speaking to the Shields Gazette, the 23-year-old striker has thanked the Newcastle supporters for their encouragement but lamented his team’s display.

De Jong said: “I think the game was quite boring for the fans, not much happened – and we didn’t score from the moment when we had a big chance. Afterwards, they got a chance and scored.”

The chance in question was Papiss Cisse’s one on one against David Stockdale, which came just seconds before Ashkan Dejagah scored the winner for Fulham.

It now means neither Cisse or de Jong have scored a goal from open play in the Premier League this season and underlines the importance of Loic Remy, who missed the game with a calf injury.

De Jong had kind words to say about the 2,500+ travelling Toon fans though and was seen during the match trying to fire up the Newcastle following.

De Jong said: “It was amazing support; there are always big numbers at the away games. You can always hear them during the game. We wanted to win this game for them. We wanted to give a little bit more.”

The result leaves any European qualification dreams more distant for Newcastle, as they slipped to ninth in the Premier League table. The Magpies are next in action on Saturday when they take on Crystal Palace at home.