'Flogged in the summer' – Newcastle fans have had it with one man after draw v Antwerp
Joselu played in the friendly game with Antwerp that was notable for being played over three halves of 45 minutes each, and Newcastle fans were frustrated as their striker still didn’t manage to score.
The 135-minute game was played to give each manager a chance to work on match fitness for as many players as possible.
It didn’t end up being that friendly a game though and it was played aggressively by both sides, with some nasty challenges coming in.
Neither manager would have wanted that, but as Matt Ritchie said afterwards, “It was competitive but we want to compete in every game, whether it’s 5-a-side or a game in the park.”
That’s all well and good and fans love to hear that sort of stuff, but Rafa Benitez would have looked on in horror at some of the tackles, especially one towards the end of the 90 minutes on Mikel Merino.
Meanwhile, Newcastle fans looked on in horror as Joselu floundered to score, although he was a hit afterwards with Spanish fans queueing to get his autograph.
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Ritchie got the goal for Newcastle and fans aren’t surprised to see Joselu blank again.
Here are the best reactions to Joselu’s performance for Newcastle in Spain:
Just goes to show the standard of Joselu not even a threat against Antwerp needs flogged in the summer no good what so ever #NUFC
— Rhys Jordan Tullin (@RhysTullin) March 18, 2018
I see Joselu didn’t fail to disappoint again
— Paul allan (@Paulall10592775) March 18, 2018
The 60yd pass from mbemba was even better than the finish,he’s been superb in that half how is manquillo in squad ahead of him is a joke and anyone who is watching the game how is Joselu a pro footballer he’s laid ball off to our midfield 5 times everytime it’s gone to Antwerp
— Steven Perrin (@reggie75nufc) March 18, 2018
Joselu has been cack in this half
— Al Oliver (@olive8645) March 18, 2018
Seriously man, Joselu wouldn't look out of place in a Sunday league team ???? shocking touches #nufc
— mozLAD (@MozzaNUFC) March 18, 2018
Joselu looks out of his depth against these man.
— Jack ???? (@jackm1892) March 18, 2018
Joselu can’t even compete with royal Antwerp defenders bless him
— diah (@diahydrated) March 18, 2018
Personally think Joselu would be a great signing for Antwerp
— Liam (@L1ammm1) March 18, 2018
Don't understand why we don't hoy some kids up front joselu can't hit a barn door Gayles confidence is shot and Perez if ya can count him can't shoot
— Nameless (@JoeDirrtt) March 18, 2018
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