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.
Speaking recently to Brazilian outlet UOL, the 25-year-old spoke about his ambitions for playing in the Champions 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 Champions League again, but that just depends on what I do at Newcastle.”
“Wey, behave man”
Do you think Joelinton will have a good season?
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 Champions League decide to take a look at him.
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