Date: 5th December 2020 at 2:25pm
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Supporters of Newcastle United have flocked to an admission that was recently made by the Toon’s Brazilian striker Joelinton.

During a recent interview with Yahoo Brazil, as cited by Chronicle Live, the £18m-rated frontman discussed life at St. James’ Park and the club’s ambitions for this season.

While discussing his ambitions for the season, Joelinton suggested that the Toon could qualify for a European club competition this term.

He said: “I think we have to think game by game, with each victory, so that we can go a long way in the competition and, in the end, pinch a spot in some European competition.”

After these quotes were picked up by Chronicle Live, they were relayed on social media by Mark Douglas and the quotes had lots of fans talking.

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Starting with an easy one, what number does Wilson wear for Newcastle?

So, what did these Newcastle fans have to say about Joelinton’s admission?

After winning four, drawing two and losing four of their opening 10 Premier League fixtures, Newcastle occupy 13th position in the top flight prior to this weekend’s fixtures (per BBC).

Can Newcastle qualify for a European club competition this season?

No, we're not that good

No, we're not that good

Yes, anything is possible

Yes, anything is possible

So far this season, Joelinton has made nine appearances for the Toon in the top flight, in which he has scored one goal and provided one assist (per WhoScored).

His performances in the nine outings have earned him a relatively respectable 6.82/10 average rating, making him Newcastle’s fifth-best performer in the league.

As can be seen in these responses from the St. James’ Park faithful, they did not believe that the Toon are capable of earning European football this season.