It looks like Joelinton made an immediate impression the moment Eddie Howe arrived on Tyneside.
Not only did the new boss big him up in his first pre-match press conference last Friday, explaining why he has the talent to become a “huge player” for the club, his assistant Jason Tindall has now leaped to the Brazilian’s praise.
He was our man of the match on Saturday, bagging a deserved goal in what was a superb all round display, however Tindall has admitted that he’s shown his “quality” in training ever since the new coaching team walked through the door.
Here’s what he’s had to say about the 24-year-old, believing he’s a “fantastic player” who showed his ability both on and off the ball in our 3-3 draw with Brentford:
“First of all, I think Joelinton’s a fantastic player,”
“Ever since we’ve been here, we’ve seen the quality that he’s got.
“The performance he delivered was outstanding.
“His work ethic for the team was exactly what was asked.
“He got a fantastic goal, and hopefully that’ll give Joe the confidence moving forward, because he’s certainly going to be a big player for this football club and this team.”
Let’s hope the big man can kick on from this.
It was arguably his best performance in a black and white shirt, with him not only scoring but bringing others into play, showing a new lease of confidence on the ball and working extremely hard off it.
He may never be a £40m player, however he can still be a key player for this club if he continues to put in performances like this one!