Newcastle United winger Ryan Fraser has given his verdict on his form last season. Both he and Dan Burn were featured on Sky Sports’ YouTube channel to discuss their FIFA 22 ratings.
In the previous edition of the game (FIFA 21), Fraser had a 79 rating. It went down by four in the next game making his overall a 75 rating.
The presenter asked the Scot if he thought the decrease was too harsh. But Fraser gave a brutally honest answer about his first season with Newcastle.
“No beating around the bush, I didn’t play last season,” he stated.
“When I did play I was injured or I was terrible.”
Reuniting with Eddie Howe has seen Fraser improve his game drastically
Eddie Howe was appointed Newcastle manager in November of last year. Over time he’s helped them climb the league table, proving he was the right appointment by PIF. A number of the players he inherited have improved massively since he’s taken charge.
Fraser is one of them. In Howe’s first game as boss, he came off the bench and provided an assist in a 3-3 draw with Brentford. Furthermore, he netted his first goal for the Magpies against Everton in a 3-1 win.
He’s looked more like the winger that Howe managed at Bournemouth. His work ethic has been tremendous and is leaps and bounds better than any time he played for Steve Bruce.
The Scotland international suffered a knock against Wolves and was replaced by Miguel Almiron early on. The Paraguayan has earned a place in the starting XI recently. So it’ll be a challenge for Fraser when he returns from injury to get back into the side.
At the end of his first season, some fans were extremely disappointed by Ryan Fraser. But he is one of many examples of how Eddie Howe has instilled belief into the club. From relegation favourites to pushing for the top 10, it’s been quite the season for Newcastle United.