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Newcastle United: Fans react to Joelinton comments

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Newcastle United fans have been reacting to comments that have emerged by centre-forward Joelinton over the weekend.

The Brazilian was, and still is, the club’s record signing from when they brought him in during the summer of 2019, but it’s fair to say that things haven’t been going too well for him since he made the move to Tyneside. In 81 appearances, he’s only been able to score 10 goals and provide seven assists – a significant drop-off from his time at previous club Hoffenheim.

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Speaking recently to Brazilian outlet UOL, the 25-year-old spoke about his ambitions for playing in the League at some point, stating: “It’s a dream. Newcastle are a great club, but they are below those others.

“I know that to get to this level I need to work harder and make a better season than what I’ve done here. I want to play in the League again, but that just depends on what I do at Newcastle.”

These comments were picked up by local outlet The Chronicle, where they were also relayed to fans on social media, and there weren’t many of them that were impressed with what they read:

“Wey, behave man”

“He’s definitely on a wind-up here!”
“Hope he’s trolling cos he’s never getting near the greedy 6 & only route to CL is if he’s a ballboy”
“Dream on bud, you can’t make it in a below-average team. You think anyone else in the Premier League is looking at you?”
“You spelt Championship wrong”
“Did he go to the Steve Bruce school of How to win friends and influence people…… Needs to keep his head down and work on getting into our team first of all”

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These are certainly lofty ambitions from the Brazilian, but you’d think he’s going to have to produce much better numbers than he has been at Newcastle before any club in the League decide to take a look at him.

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