Several Newcastle supporters have quickly changed their tune on January target Nicolai Jorgensen, with striker’s outstanding assist leaving fans impressed after Denmark’s latest World Cup outing this afternoon.
The 6ft 3′ Dane was noticeably poor during their opening game against Peru (see fans comments here), however he played a huge part in Denmark’s opening goal against Australia today – a goal that’s being dubbed the team goal of the tournament so far:
GOAL! A clever reverse ball from Jorgensen in the 18-yard box finds Eriksen steaming in who meets the ball on the rise with his left foot and cannons it into the net pic.twitter.com/B59dPuOm9t
— ITV Football (@itvfootball) June 21, 2018
As a result, quite a few fans have took to social media to praise the Feyenoord striker – making comments which are quite contrasting to those that were made after his struggling display against Peru last weekend:
NUFC fans on Jorgensen after Denmark vs Australia (21st June)
Jorgensen done well there! Would be great if we could get hold of him! If only we would spend the money!! #nufc
— Jordon (@greggas90) June 21, 2018
“Jorgensen done well there! Would be great if we could get hold of him! If only we would spend the money!!”
“Can totally see Ayoze finishing that flick off!”
“Jorgensen looking much more of a player in this game”
“Jorgensen with the assist of the tournament right there – sign him up”
“Can see why Rafa likes Jorgensen. Very mobile for a big target man, and seems to be willing to put a shift in.”
“Beautiful assist from Jorgensen. Ooozes class.”
“I didn’t get the criticism towards Jorgensen in that first match. I thought he complicated defenders and had great hold up play. He’s been rewarded now with an assist.”
NUFC fans on Jorgensen after Denmark vs Peru (16th June)
Jorgensen – slow, soft, no first touch… no thanks #nufc
— Phil (@sparxx) June 16, 2018
Waiting for the NUFC fans who called him Joselu after Peru performance to be raving about him now ??.
— Black&WhiteBarmy (@BlackWhiteBarmy) June 21, 2018
It’s funny what one bit of impressive play can do. Yes he showed the odd nice flick and bits of attacking intelligence, but there wasn’t much between the two performances for me. If he’s to cost £20m, I really do hope we look elsewhere.
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