Lots of Newcastle United fans on Twitter have been discussing 22-year-old left-back Jamal Lewis’ performance in the Toon’s latest Premier League game versus Aston Villa.
Before kick-off, Newcastle reporter Andrew Musgrove of ChronicleLive shared that he was fearful Lewis, along with right-back Javier Manquillo, would fail to provide adequate service to Toon centre-forward Andy Carroll in this game.
Per ChronicleLive, the full-back duo did manage to send some crosses into the penalty area in the 19th minute which were cleared by Villa’s backline.
However, Lewis did notably help the Villans to get a goalscoring opportunity at the other end in the 48th minute by sending the ball across his own box, with Douglas Luiz poking the ball wide.
So, what have these Newcastle United fans been saying about Lewis?
Many Newcastle supporters would seemingly feel that Musgrove was right to have concerns about Lewis, as the £13.5m-rated man has been heavily criticised for his performance in this game on Twitter, with some Toon fans slating his quality.
“Jamal Lewis is absolutely honking #nufc”
“Jamal Lewis looks scared to have the ball. Void of any confidence at all and needs to be dropped #nufc”
“Young Lewis. Looks like a rabbit in headlights for #nufc Absolutely hopeless at defending.”
“Get Lewis off man, he’s awful. Every time he gets the ball he goes backwards, can’t put a cross in, can’t defend. I mean why did we pay 15M for him how is he a footballer #NUFC”
“How disappointing has Jamal Lewis been this season? Can’t believe how poor he’s been #NUFC”
“@nufc don’t care what anyone says but Lewis is shocking. Absolutely shocking.”
Is Lewis good enough for the Premier League?
“Lewis is hopeless #NUFC”
“Jamal Lewis is stealing a living..#nufc”
Judging by these Toon fans’ tweets, it seems as though plenty of Newcastle supporters feel that Lewis left a lot to be desired via his performance on Saturday.