Newcastle United drew 2-2 with Hull City in a pre-season friendly last night.
Newcastle United fans have praised youngster Victor Fernandez’s performance against Hull City.
Newcastle drew 2-2 with Hull in a pre-season friendly yesterday, with Fernandez handed a chance in Rafael Benitez’s first-team.
The 20-year-old only signed for the Magpies 18 months ago, but he has been one of their best performers at development squad level.
And Fernandez’s displays over pre-season may just have given Benitez something to think about heading into the new campaign.
Victor Fernandez looks like he could become some player. Nice touch. Good turn of pace. And a good crosser of the ball. #nufc— 1892oon (@1892oon) July 24, 2018
Enjoyed watching Fernandez, got some good talent— Damon Hogg (@Dhogg96) July 24, 2018
Fernandez is better than Murphy lol— Kia (@Kia_NUFC) July 24, 2018
Fernandez & Longstaff taking their big chance in the first team. Both look decent so far. Nufc— NUFC Bradders (@Bradders4711) July 24, 2018
Victor Fernandez looks like a very decent young player.— Michael (@rooney03) July 24, 2018
Something doesn’t add up #NUFC
Victor Fernandez looked decent tonight - very lively. Lots of fight and determination. #NUFC— Andrew Musgrove (@ADMusgrove) July 24, 2018
Newcastle scored their goals against Hull through Joselu and Ayoze Perez, as they remained unbeaten in pre-season.
Fernandez could yet be one of the biggest beneficiaries from Benitez’s side’s struggles in the transfer market.
Newcastle have failed to get deals over the line for a number of targets, and the lack of new arrivals could force Benitez to look at his youngsters.
Fernandez has arguably been the pick of Newcastle’s performers over pre-season, with the Spaniard looking to maintain his place in the first-team over the course of the campaign now.