Newcastle United fans react on Twitter to Fabian Schar's performance against Augsburg

Fabian Schar of Newcastle United looks on prior to the Pre-season friendly match between SC Braga and Newcastle United at Estadio Municipal de Braga on August 1, 2018 in Braga, Portugal.

Newcastle United have only recently brought in Fabian Schar, with Rafael Benitez hoping the defender can improve his options at centre-back.

Fabian Schar of Switzerland in action during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Portugal and Switzerland at the Luz Stadium on October 10, 2017 in Lisbon, Lisboa.

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.

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.

Newcastle United's Fabian Schar walks off the pitch for the Pre -Season Friendly match between FC Porto and Newcastle United at Estadio do Dragao on July 28, 2018, in Porto, Portugal.

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.

 

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