'Crowd-pleaser' - Exclusive: Robinson wowed by Newcastle player after another MOTM display
Paul Robinson heaped praise on Newcastle United attacker Allan Saint-Maximin following his display in the 2-1 win over Bournemouth on Saturday.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the former England international shared that he thought Saint-Maximin was the Man of the Match for the second week running as he was the Magpies best player against the Cherries.
The 22-year-old winger has played eight times in the Premier League so far this season but is yet to rack up a goal or an assist in his outings.
Robinson praised Saint-Maximin for his ability to excite the crowd by using his pace and skills to take on defenders and as a result, ended up dubbing him a real crowd-pleaser.
When asked if Saint-Maximin submitted another Man of the Match display at the weekend, Robinson told Football Insider: “Second week running, yeah.
“I thought he was outstanding against West Ham and he was very good this week, the problem Newcastle have had is that Joelinton has been detached from the players behind him, such as Almiron and Saint-Maximin.
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“And they’re playing with Shelvey and Hayden in there as well now and I think the impact Shelvey has had, has been important.
“Saint-Maximin has been Newcastle’s best player all season for me and he was again at the weekend as I thought he was key to what they did.
“He energises the crowd, he is like Traore (Adama) he is not afraid to excite a crowd with his pace and his skills by taking on defenders and that is what football fans like to see.
“Saint-Maximin is a real crowd-pleaser.”
Newcastle spent £16.5million on acquiring Saint-Maximin’s services from French side Nice in the summer and tied him down to a six-year contract upon him arriving.
In his last campaign with Nice, the French attacker managed to score six goals and register five assists across the 36 outings he made in all competitions.
In other Newcastle United news, Danny Mills has tipped a Magpies midfielder for the exit in January.