Newcastle United will have to get through a replay if they hope to book their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
Several Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter to slam Joselu’s performance after the striker desperately struggled during the Magpies’ draw with Blackburn on Saturday.
Rafa Benitez’s men will have to see off the Championship side in a replay if they hope to book their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup after they battled back from a goal down to earn a 1-1 draw at St James’ Park.
Bradley Dack opened the scoring for the visitors, but Matt Ritchie equalised from the penalty spot late on to ensure that Newcastle remain in the competition.
It was a hugely disappointing day for Benitez’s side. Several players came in for a lot of criticism, and Joselu’s performance was one of those that seemed to face the greatest backlash.
The Spaniard – who earns £40,000-a-week on Tyneside, according to Spotrac – looks to have no confidence at the moment, and that came across in his performance. He has not scored in any competition since August.
And unfortunately for the 28-year-old, plenty of supporters on social media suggested that he may have to be considered alongside Xisco as one of the poorest attackers the club have had in recent years.
Here is how the frustrated Newcastle fans reacted to the forward’s display…
Personally don’t think Jacob Murphy is that bad just as zero confidence and probably can’t do what he wants. Fans don’t help him I’m sure. But Joselu ydsy put in one of the worst 90minutes I’ve seen from a footballer in a prem team.— Daniel. (@Daniel_Regan22) January 6, 2019
Joselu up there with Xisco for the worst striker at Newcastle during the Premier League era.— Jackø (@_Sam_G_Jackson_) January 6, 2019
Jacob Murphy is a shocking, shocking footballer.— Burnsie #NUFC (@Optimistoon) January 6, 2019
Just sat here thinking about what we all witnessed from him yesterday.
Him and Joselu gave two of the worst performances I’ve ever seen at SJP.
That’s not being dramatic.
I’m sure many of you who went will agree.#NUFC
Not very often l criticise players but Joselu Manquillo Hayden Murphy are just not good enough #AshleyOut— Paul Wilson (@senior2831) January 6, 2019
Honestly, Joselu is the most inaffective footballer I’ve seen at #NUFC in 35 years. Anyone prepared to go lower than Jos?— 1862 (@idl874) January 6, 2019
Can we release JOSELU and sign me up, I promise with Shelvey through balls I will score at least one goal till end of the season. #embrassing— AP (@amannufc) January 6, 2019
Joselu is so bad he wouldn’t even get in the Hereford team— Liam Kemsley (@KemsleyNUFC) January 6, 2019
Joselu the worst striker I’ve ever seen. Kennedy utter dross. Murphy absolute waste of space #nufc— Anthony Candler (@cheeseball1913) January 5, 2019
I know this is a bit late but Joselu is genuinely the worst footballer I’ve ever seen. Better players in Sunday league pub football man— Danny⚫️⚪️ (@DannyTodd03) January 5, 2019