Some Newcastle United fans have been discussing Joelinton on social media, following the Brazilian’s goal against Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend.
The South American opened the scoring in the 2-2 at St. James’ Park, converting superbly into the corner after a good pass across the box from Sean Longstaff.
That was only Joelinton’s second Premier League goal of the season and fourth in all competitions.
Aside from his goal against Spurs, Joelinton did put in a decent performance overall.
His display prompted some big praise from Steve Bruce, who said: “That was arguably as good as I’ve seen Joelinton play for us.
“Probably the easiest thing to do is stick it in the net. His touch is immaculate.
“He plays with great effort and endeavour. But his all-round game today was terrific.”
On the whole it’s been a pretty torrid time for Joelinton so far at Newcastle.
His record of eight goals in 73 appearances for the Magpies when compared against his £40 million transfer fee does make for grim reading.
It’s clear he isn’t an out-and-out striker, and his tag, which he did not chose, is unfortunate.
After his performance against Spurs, a number of fans on social media appear to now hope the 24-year-old gets another chance next season, but under a new manager:
I’d like to see him with a more tactically competent manager who can get more out of him. I’d give him another season to prove his worth
— Mo Yassin (@MrMMYassin) April 5, 2021
— Jonathan🏁🇧🇷 (@joelixton) April 5, 2021
I’d give him one more season under a real manager. If he flops again I’d call it a day
— It’s Not Cagefighting (@INCagefighting) April 5, 2021
You’d be stupid to not give him another chance with a new manager at £40m, but with Bruce no. Can’t see us offloading him for anything over £10m anyways which means he’s likely going to be sticking around anyways
— howehman (@howehman) April 5, 2021
Want to see him in a settled team with a structure first .
— Will (@Will68796790) April 5, 2021
Stick with him. He’s improving. Forget the £40 million and the number 9 shirt and just let him play
— David Moy (@MoyD59) April 5, 2021
Anyone who actually watched him in the Bundesliga under a decent manager knows he’s got quality.
— sʜᴀɴᴇᴏ (@NUFCshaneo) April 6, 2021
Too little too late for me , move him on 👋
— mr mayhem (@mayhem_original) April 6, 2021
I’d like to see him with a decent coach for a season. But still, there’s so much of his game which is flawed. I’d persist with him when Wilson returns because he has nuisance factor.
— Lambeth Mag (@psad2) April 5, 2021