Joelinton hopes that Newcastle can be challenging for trophies in the next few years.
The Toon trophy cabinet has been fairly empty for a long time, but the new owners are hoping to change that after buying the club from Mike Ashley.
It’s been almost a year since the takeover, and a lot has changed at St James’ Park. High profile figures have arrived behind the scenes, while there has been huge improvement on the pitch.
Eddie Howe’s side have enjoyed a decent start to the season, although the performances have largely been better than the results. However, the club is certainly going in the right direction, which means a very exciting future could be on the horizon.
The Newcastle owners have not hidden their desire to challenge for honours and compete in Europe, but it won’t happen overnight.
Now Joelinton has commented on possibly winning trophies in Toon colours, and his message is very exciting for supporters.
Joelinton on winning trophies with Newcastle
Newcastle’s number seven has spoke to Globo Esporte, and commented on the club’s trophy ambitions.
“Of course we have this desire to win a title, but we know it’s not that fast,” he said (as quoted by Sport Witness).
“We’ve been evolving, we hope to do well in the cups, fight for a spot in international competition. We’re capable.
“And I hope that in two, three years we can win titles for our fans, because they deserve it.”
Patience is key for Newcastle fans
Joelinton’s words are very exciting. After the form shown in the second half of last season, there is some belief that Newcastle can challenge for a place in Europe this time round.
That will be incredibly difficult, but Newcastle are already showing a steeliness needed to enjoy a strong season. However, we need to start converting draws into wins, otherwise we will have no chance of challenging for a place in Europe.
There is also hope for a cup run, and Eddie Howe has already proven he will take them seriously after beating Tranmere in the Carabao Cup. But a cup run may largely be dependent on a kind draw. We face Crystal Palace in the next round of the competition.
Regardless, patience is key for Newcastle fans. Plans are in place for the Magpies to compete at the top, but it will take time. This is a process, after all.
We need a stronger squad to compete for trophies. We need more depth. But that will come in time, and Joelinton clearly hopes to still be a part of Newcastle when we are challenging for honours.