Some Newcastle United fans on social media have been raving over the performance of Joelinton against Norwich City on Tuesday evening.
In typical style, Joelinton didn’t find the back of the net against the Canaries, but we’d be lying if we said we weren’t impressed by the Brazilian’s performance.
The £40m man may be a striker, but on Monday perhaps his biggest contribution was on the defensive side of things. The attacker never stopped running and he tracked back brilliantly.
Newcastle fans have been a little harsh on Joelinton in the past, but this time, they couldn’t find a single flaw in his showing.
Amongst the impressed fans was former professional darts player Paul Nicholson who claimed that the striker played for the badge and worked tirelessly, and that’s exactly what you need when you go down to 10 men in the opening minutes of the game.
Perhaps the former Hoffenheim man could end up being an asset under Howe after all.
Here’s what the St James’ Park faithful have been saying on social media…
Joelinton deserved man of the match there. He played for the badge tonight and was tirelessly trying. 👏🏻
It’s not the worst result, but I wouldn’t want to be Ciaran Clark for a few days. @NUFC #howaythelads
— Paul “The Asset” Nicholson (@TheAsset180) November 30, 2021
Joelinton put a shift in, clark can go and do one
— steve 🏴 ⚫⚪ (@partyonuk) November 30, 2021
Huge signs of improvement tonight for Newcastle United under Eddie Howe !! Joelinton was superb this evening !! ⚽️
— Adam Knights (@AdamKnights04) November 30, 2021
Joelinton has put in an almighty shift tonight. Absolutely ran his socks off and defended better than Ciaran Clark ever has. A point after 10 minutes seemed unrealistic but we have to move on and beat Burnley or else it’s all over. #nufc
— Ross Doran (@rossdoran89) November 30, 2021
Joelinton was amazing that game, mad how a good manager can make a difference. #NUFC
— 🏁NaM🏁 (@BateragenNUFC) November 30, 2021
Joelinton is a different player 👏🏼👏🏼
— dazlongstaff ⚫️⚪️ (@darrenlongstaf1) November 30, 2021