“He’s still an outstanding player” – Eddie Howe names NUFC duo who impressed vs Norwich

Eddie Howe has picked out Federico Fernandez and Jamal Lewis for special praise following last night’s 1-1 draw with Norwich.

The Argentine didn’t start the match, but was a man mountain after coming on soon after Clark’s dismissal – making a mockery of the fact he wasn’t included in the squad over the previous five games.

Howe has described his display as ‘absolutely magnificent’, feeling he’s a ‘real leader’ who made an instant difference to prove what an ‘outstanding player’ he still is.

The 44-year-old also praised Lewis’ solid display at left-back, believing he proved he can do a solid job defensively – despite the fact he’s more of an attacking full-back who likes to get forward.

Here’s what Howe had to say about both after the game, starting with Fernandez:

“Fede came in and I thought he was absolutely magnificent,

“He came in and made a big difference to the team.

“He has been the ultimate professional.

“He’s a real leader of the group, a respected figure, and I think he proved today that he’s still an outstanding player.

“I haven’t seen too much of him yet but I was delighted to give him the opportunity and I thought he played very well.”

“He defended magnificently.”

Eddie Howe on Jamal Lewis:

“Jamal I though did very well in a game where we didn’t have much of the ball.

“He’s got great athleticism, and ability to go box to box.

He’s obviously a real attacking left-back, which we didn’t see tonight because of the situation of the game, but I was very pleased with the effort he gave.

What I thought he did do was defend really well, and diligently, and worked well with Joelinton front of him.”

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2 thoughts on ““He’s still an outstanding player” – Eddie Howe names NUFC duo who impressed vs Norwich

  1. And to think agai it wasn’t for the yellow cards last Saturday we would have been relegated without seeing them play again!

    Howe has to wake up – stop using other people’s insights as his own and understand that this is HIS chance to make a go of things…

    …or keep listening to JONES, get relegated and slope off to a 4th Division club (Sunderland) as an assistant

    JONES HAS TO GO and ASAP – he’s wrecking the club and not letting Howe manage!

    If Richie replaces Lewis WE ARE DOOMED and Amanda needs to get a MANAGER in for the January Transfer

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  2. Kk you must have one sad miserable life if all you can can do is be consistently negative which part of your constant moaning didn’t realise we were odds in to go down once Ashley and Bruce were still in charge when season kicked off all this takeover has done for now is give us a chance of survival that’s all and what’s your issue with Jones has he had a ding done with your lass

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