Newcastle United Star Mikel Merino, ahead of a clash in the Premier League during the weekend against Southampton, has issued out a warning to the opposing side. We had a quick chat with James Deanson, editor for FootballPredictions.com, to get some inside information on this case.

The Magpies will be hosting Southampton for a home game match at Tyneside on Saturday, as they both in the relegation fight zone, with Newcastle midfielder has fired a warning that they will be looking to correct their mistakes following their 2-0 loss to Liverpool at Anfield last weekend.

Speaking about the next clash with the Saints in the Weekend, Merino said: “Those teams are maybe not at the high level of Liverpool but we know the way we have to play is the same as we played against Manchester United and Bournemouth,”

“After that game, we have a three-week break and it is always good to pick up a good result at a time like that,” Merino continued.

“If you have a defeat, you have a lot of time to dwell on it. It is the worst thing to do because you have so much time to think about it, but we have no intention of losing it.”

“Our goal difference is always important for us and when we play big teams, we are not losing by big margins,” the 21-year-old added.

“Everyone can see the team is working hard, and we know goal difference will be important.

“Of course, it is not good to lose a game. We were not keeping it tight just to avoid conceding goals. We tried to keep it tight because that was the way we could get something out of the game.

“But no one wants to lose heavily. The less goals we concede, the better it will be for us. Some teams have come here and lost by many goals.

“I am not saying there is a good way to lose. A loss is a loss and in one way it does not matter if you lose 1-0 or 4-0. It is still zero points.

Mikel Merino arrived to the Tyneside, last year in which he penned down a fiver-year-deal with the Magpies. Newcastle United will host Southampton on St James Park this weekend and several Premier League predictions show a positive outcome for the home team!