Newcastle United midfielder Jonas Gutierrez has called on manager Alan Pardew to push the squad harder in training this season.
The Magpies are currently preparing for the new campaign having finished in 16th place in the Premier League table last term.
"We have to do things the right way," Gutierrez told the Sunday People. "There were some things that went wrong last season, the training sessions for example.
"They had no intensity. Our training sessions were really light and then we suffered in matches.
"The senior players, including me, have talked with Pardew as we wanted changes. Let's see if the training sessions change this season and have more intensity."
Newcastle continued their pre-season campaign on Sunday with a 1-0 win at Blackpool.