Newcastle fans slam De Jong's performance v Stoke on Twitter, question his future

The Magpies faithful feel the 26-year-old may never be able to contribute enough at St James' Park.

For once, Newcastle United fans were actually calling for Florian Thauvin on Saturday afternoon.

Indeed, many supporters believe Steve McClaren's decision to introduce Siem de Jong against Stoke City was the wrong one.

Newcastle drew 0-0 with Stoke but some fans think bringing someone other than De Jong on would have given the Magpies a better chance of sealing all three points against the Potters.

And there are fears the 26-year-old may never be able to make an impact in the Premier League. De Jong has been extremely unlucky with fitness and injuries but, after over a season on Tyneside, the Dutchman needs to deliver some time.

There were even comparisons with his brother Luuk, who infamously failed during a loan spell at Newcastle.

Supporters slammed Siem's performance against Stoke and are wondering whether he will ever be suited to the Premier League and English football in general. After being introduced in the second half, the 26-year-old looked as though he had been on for the whole 90.

Here's how Newcastle fans reacted on Twitter to his display after coming on:

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