Alan Shearer believes Joelinton had his best game for the club in Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Spurs at St James’ Park.
The former No. 9 also applauded Joe Willock for his point-saving cameo that saw him score late on, with his goal earning us what could prove to be a crucial point in the relegation battle.
As for Joelinton, the Brazilian deserves credit for what was a much improved display, having scored one, helped set up the other and causing the Spurs defence problems with some clever movement and physicality.
Here’s what Shearer had to say when tweeting after the game:
His display still featured a few tame efforts that he could and should have done better with, however he played a key role in both goals – his header across goal was vital for our equaliser – and gave us an outlet in attack throughout.
The question is, will he keep his place in the side when Wilson’s fully fit again?
Either way, it’s good to see our Brazilian put in the sort of all action display that must now become the norm if he’s to help repay that huge £40m price tag between and the end of the season.