Sean Longstaff has jumped to Joelinton’s defence following the Brazilian’s man of the match performance against Man Utd, claiming some of the ‘disrespect’ he has received is a ‘disgrace.’
He also opened up about the 25-year-old’s ability in the brilliant interview with Sky Sports, insisting big Joe is the ‘best player in training every day’…and is now showing his quality in games under Eddie Howe.
Work horse Joelinton covered every blade of grass against the Red Devils and epitomised a Toon display that deserved all three points.
Our £40million record buy has had a tough two years on Tyneside but has been a revelation since Eddie Howe’s arrival, operating in a deeper role that’s seen him break up the play and act as the link between defence and attack as a box-to-box midfielder.
This has not gone unnoticed by us fans, who have even created a special chant in Joelinton’s honour to the tune of Oasis: She’s Electric – who would have thought that would be the case a few months ago?
Here is a clip from the pair’s post-match interview after the game:
The man himself also had this to say during the same interview: