Watch stunning Saint-Maximin goal in training – Takes on 5 teammates & finishes superbly

There’s not much to be positive about as a Newcastle United fan right now, but one potential ray of hope could be exciting summer signing Allan Saint-Maximin.

A niggling hamstring injury has meant the explosive Frenchman has barely featured so far this season, but if his latest post on social media is anything to go by, we may be seeing him in action very soon.

As he shares in the tweet below – which shows him glide past FIVE Newcastle teammates and finish superbly – he’s ‘feeling good’ and could be ready to return:

As you can hear in the clip, a coach is shouting “PASS, PASS, PASS!” as he ignores teammates and darts through on goal, but this bit of individual brilliance is the sort of thing we’re crying out for right now.

He may be a selfish player at times and someone who can be guilty of getting his head down and failing to pick that easy pass, but he appears to have that Hatem Ben Arfa-esque ability to create something from nothing.

To say we need a lift right now is an understatement, with moments of magic like this (albeit on the training pitch!) being few and far between in Steve Bruce’s side so far this season.

He didn’t feature in Sunday’s abysmal 5-0 defeat at Leicester, but he’s confirmed on Twitter that he’s feeling much better physically and could well be pushing for a start ahead of Sunday’s crucial game against Manchester United at St James’ Park.

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7 thoughts on “Watch stunning Saint-Maximin goal in training – Takes on 5 teammates & finishes superbly

  1. While you get excited about a training ground goal – I’d be making him spend today training with the youth – and anyone else who ignores the coaches instructions on the training.

    Ignoring what he’s being told to score some ‘wonder’ goal is exactly why we end up performing the way we do on a Saturday afternoon.

    Rafa drilled the sh!t out the players on the training and dropped anyone who didn’t do exactly what he wanted.

    Max scores this one, then Almiron tries to our do him, the Joelinton tries to out do him and before you know it, every player is playing for themselves – and before anyone says it might have been a practice game – why are the coaches shouting pass then?!.

    You see a wonder goal – I see evidence of where our problems lie.

    Rafa wouldn’t care about upsetting one of our key players – you’re here to play my way son. Bruce will probably put an arm round the lad and knock one out.

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  2. Sharpy17: Watch stunning Saint-Maximin goal in training – Takes on 5 teammates & finishes superbly

    Dear me..

    At a time where there’s almost ZERO positives and a team that’s desperately short on flare and goals, I’m purely taking the positives ahead of his potential return to the team on Sunday.

    Think you’ve overreacted to this a bit mate and also not read what I say in the post.

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  3. Olly Hawkins: Dear me..

    At a time where there’s almost ZERO positives and a team that’s desperately short on flare and goals, I’m purely taking the positives ahead of his potential return to the team on Sunday.

    Think you’ve overreacted to this a bit mate and also not read what I say in the post.

    Olly – sorry if it came across as a pop at you, but I don’t see it as a positive.
    The kid is a real talent and has been a rare positive so far this season.

    I’ve posted on this site for over 10 years – back when Toonsy had it. I have always tried to be objective and optimistic.

    I stick to my original point mate. If a coach is instructing a player to do something and they don’t – there HAS to be consequences.

    Too often this season I’ve watched our front players making bad decisions – picking the wrong pass and squandering the few attacks that we’ve had.

    I understand you putting it out there as a positive thing mate, and have no issue with that. I just see it as an example of where it’s going wrong.

    Rafa shifted player Mbemba and Mitrovic because they could or wouldn’t do what he needed them to do to stick to HIS game plan.

    The players need to be on it in training and doing what the coaches ask.

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  4. I Like it, maybe if we just go for it like Maximin did then we may get a few goals and be more upbeat. All this talk about PASS, PASS, PASS and playing for them selves is wrong and need to get a grip.

    We need each of the team to bring something to each match and this effort from Maximin produced a goal.

    😡

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  5. Cocobear:
    I Like it, maybe if we just go for it like Maximin did then we may get a few goals and be more upbeat. All this talk about PASS, PASS, PASS and playing for them selves is wrong and need to get a grip.

    We need each of the team to bring something to each match and this effort from Maximin produced a goal.

    So they just go out there and do what they want and play how they want?
    Clearly the likes of Pep have it wrong then. Making demands of the likes of Aguero and Sterling to perform a certain role in the team – or spending all that money on a keeper who can play a certain way? – he should just let them get on with it hey? – fool.

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