Despite Miguel Almiron putting in a decent display during yesterday’s friendly with CSKA, the Sun’s north-east reporter David Coverdale has written a fabricated story claiming he had a ‘nightmare’ and ‘flopped’.
What’s perhaps most embarrassing about Coverdale’s ‘story’ is his attempt to make reader’s believe he was ‘hauled off’ at half-time by Rafa – yet this is complete nonsense given Benitez replaced every player at half time; making 11 changes!
It wasn’t a jaw dropping performance or one to particularly write home about by Almiron, but the way he’s spun this for his latest piece in the Sun is little short of shameful.
Rating a player’s performance may be subjective, but David’s done his best to paint this out as an awful performance from Almiron – yet it was one where he still showed real energy and always tried to make something happen when he got on the ball (he would’ve bagged an impressive assist if Diame could finish!).
Put it this way, if he’s claiming that Almiron had such a ‘nightmare’ then I can’t even begin to imagine what he made of Kenedy or Joselu.
Here’s how a few Newcastle fans have reacted online to his pathetic story for the Sun – with many absolutely baffled by ridiculous claims he ‘flopped’ during yesterday’s friendly with CSKA: