Newcastle United players are using social media to express their disappointment at not being able to bring home silverware for the Toon Army, and now Fabian Schar has shared his message with fans on his Instagram.
Fabian Schar dreams of lifting a trophy with Newcastle after cup defeat
Newcastle fans are understandably gutted with the outcome of the game on Sunday, but I don’t think there are many out there doubting the effort the players put in for 90 minutes which makes it all the more gut wrenching seeing players’ reactions online.
Several players have taken to Instagram to share their disappointment and apologies to the fans and Fabian Schar added his name to that list on Monday night, saying “Still hard to find words. Since I came to Newcastle my dream was to win a trophy for this club and his [sic] fan. To give all the people around this Club what they deserve. Yesterday was not that day but sometimes thats football. I want to say thank you for the incredible support, it means so much to me and i am truly thankful to be part of this amazing Club🖤🤍.
“Now is time to get up and fight for the things we want to achieve this season. I will leave my heart on the pitch like I always do and I will do everything I can for black and white. I am sure one day we are goona [sic] lift a trophy together!❤️ #nufc“
Schar took a hefty blow to the head early on in the game and needed treatment for a cut above his left eye, but kept playing up until the full-time whistle. That’s the type of commitment you just can’t buy and is typical of how the Swiss international has played this season.
Barely a game goes by where Schar doesn’t but his body on the line for the team, seeing him flat out on the floor holding his head is almost as iconic as Alan Shearer‘s raised arm at this point, but that’s what you want from a defender – somebody who is fearless and willing to take the knocks.
Schar’s time at St. James’ Park could be limited
While Schar is enjoying a resurgence under Eddie Howe, he has been named as one of several players who could be fighting for their first-team future at Newcastle with the club now needing to upgrade the squad to match their ambitions.
Personally, I hope that Schar isn’t moved on even if he is relegated to the bench next term. He’s always felt like an underrated player and now he’s finally getting the recognition he deserves and to that end, I’d love for him to be here when we inevitably win our first trophy.