"There were a few strong words," The Chronicle quotes Pardew as saying. "I said to them afterwards that it's not nice as a manager to sometimes come in and bark out orders, but sometimes it's necessary just to shake people up – we needed shaking up.
"We gave too much possession and space to Tottenham. We didn't make a challenge and we were fortunate to come in at 1-0. We reminded them of the fundamentals of a Premier League game and we got a much more stronger attitude."
Newcastle have won two of their league matches so far this season.