Newcastle’s 2-2 draw against Norwich City on Tuesday night seems to have brought up some interesting opinions, from a certain group of the Newcastle fanbase, on Aleksandar Mitrovic and Jamaal Lascelles.
Some supporters were seemingly unhappy with the contributions of Lascelles and Mitrovic, stating their inconsistencies as the reason.
However, it is important to remember how young they are, and that they play in the two positions that usually require the most experience.
Mitrovic leads the line well, he is strong, relatively mobile, passionate and great at allowing those around him to play. In fact, the only part of his game that appears to be hit and miss is his finishing.
Lascelles meanwhile, is physically great. He is strong and fast, he also appears to be a great leader.
However, he is still very inconsistent, something that is not unusual for young centre backs.
John Stones, for example, cost Manchester City £50 million in the summer, and he suffers from the same problem.
In these two positions, there is no substitute for experience, and Newcastle fans need to allow Mitrovic and Lascelles to make their mistakes, learn from them and grow as players, if they wish to see the best of them.