Newcastle United fans have criticised Fabian Schar, after his performance against Augsburg.
Newcastle lost 1-0 to the German side, with Schar getting his first chance to impress his new side’s supporters following his recent move to St. James’ Park.
However, the centre-back struggled during the contest, with Newcastle supporters criticising him on social media website Twitter.
Dummett isn't fit yet and has been poor all pre-season.— TheBallWinner (@TheBallWinner) August 4, 2018
Schar is going to need weeks to settle in but looked pretty poor today.
Yedlin was absolutely fantastic as per usual. Lad is off to PSG for 25 million soon.
Ki was brilliant when he came on.#NUFC
• Perez NEEDS a better striker to work with. Think we'll see more from him when Rondon's in.— Black&WhiteBarmy (@BlackWhiteBarmy) August 4, 2018
• Schar looked slow. Needs to make sure he doesn't dive in - looks confident on the ball mind
• Manquillo NOT a LB. Always wants to cut in which slows down attacks / predictable. #nufc
Fabian Schar is the definition of a shitshow— Ross Paton (@RossPaton12) August 4, 2018
Like so awful like worse than awful— Josh C (@ffsnufc) August 4, 2018
Imo hes too weak, whereas Lascelles is strong on and off the ball, where was you sat today pal— ToonBliss (@ToonBliss) August 4, 2018
Erm, rusty......— The Insider (@theinsidernufc) August 4, 2018
Schar could be forced into playing regularly for Newcastle next season, following an injury to Florian Lejeune.
If Rafael Benitez wanted to keep Schar in reserve to allow him to settle he may no longer have a chance, and it seems that the new addition may need time to adapt.
With Lejeune sidelined, Schar could be forced to start in Newcastle’s opening game of the season, unless Benitez turns to the more tested Ciaran Clark.
Newcastle’s opening game of the season comes next weekend, when they take on Tottenham Hotspur.