Sean Longstaff has called Jacob Murphy “the best finisher at the club” following yesterday’s 1-1 draw with Watford, defending him after THAT late miss at Vicarage Road.
The wide man missed a huge chance to secure all three points in the dying embers of the game when he chipped his one-on-one effort straight at Ben Foster.
He wasn’t the only Toon player to miss big chances, however. Our finishing was poor throughout and Longstaff himself should have had a second when Allan Saint-Maximin squared it to him in the first half.
The absence of Callum Wilson – our main goal threat – is starting to cost us dearly in front of goal. Most supporters would consider him our best finisher, but Longstaff thinks otherwise.
This is what he said following the game:
“We have had a lot of good chances, obviously Murph (Jacob Murphy) at the end, he’s probably the best finisher at the club and if we could have picked anyone to be in that situation at that time, it would have been him.
“On another day we score three or four and we’re walking away saying how good and dominant we were, but it’s something we can take a lot of positives from going forward.”
Comments that will surprise most Toon fans, yet, it makes you wonder why he’s recently been turned into a wing-back if he’s actually so good in front of goal…