Newcastle United fans were left drooling over the performance of Mohamed Diame, even though they saw their side lose 1-0 to Tottenham at Wembley on Wednesday night.
The Magpies were perhaps the better team on the night as Rafa Benitez’s men constantly threatened the home side’s goal.
However Harry Kane’s 50th minute goal was enough to separate the two sides as Tottenham booked their spot in next season’s Champions League courtesy of three points against Newcastle and Chelsea failing to beat Huddersfield elsewhere in London.
Newcastle fans were in a buoyant mood despite seeing their side lose in the capital.
Around 3,000 members of the Toon Army made their way down south for the midweek fixtures, and a lot of them were left raving over Diame, who had yet another solid performance.
One delighted Magpies supporter claimed that the midfielder was “outstanding” against Spurs.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
Harry Kane mate. Done nothing for 99% of the match. Popped up once, got the winner. It felt like our lot were just pissing against the wind. Diame however was outstanding again.
— John Walker (@Macjakedom) May 9, 2018
How good was Diame AGAIN? Lascelles and Lejeune outstanding. Ritchie working hard again and Perez trying his best. Can’t fault any of them
— Kyle Carnell (@KM_Carnell) May 9, 2018
Don't know how we lost that. Great performance but got to take your chances. #nufc Mo Diame an absolute standout.
— Craig Forsyth (@CraigForsyth_) May 9, 2018
Diame is the greatest midfielder in the Prem. And it's not even close.
— Mathew Whittaker (@MatWhittaker20) May 9, 2018
Marty Dubz is our best keeper since Given
Diame and Ayoze were both very good again today
As for Shelvey,his passing is unbelievable and thoroughly deserves to go World Cup, he offers something different! Drops so deep looking for ball he’s almost centre half,makes things happen!
— Lewy (@nufclewizc) May 9, 2018
Outstanding effort from Newcastle United tonight. Don’t deserve to lose. Diame excellent again.
— Martin Hardy (@mhardysport) May 9, 2018
Moussa Sissoko looks at and briefly touches a Mo Diame poster every night before going to sleep. #NUFC
— X-Wing @Aliciousness (@rossmclaren) May 9, 2018
Mo Diame. Absolute Machine. ????????????????
— Matty Mcleod (@mcleod_matty) May 9, 2018
– Shelvey & Diame bossing the midfield
– Dubravka is ice cool
– Perez a pest
– Kenedy showing his class
– Gayle ????????♂️#NUFC
— Black&WhiteBarmy (@BlackWhiteBarmy) May 9, 2018
Diame has made 32 appearances in all competitions this season for Newcastle and it would be fair to say that he has got better and better every time he has taken to the pitch.
He has scored two goals for the Magpies this term as well, both on the road against West Ham and Crystal Palace.
In other Newcastle United news, the Magpies are in pole position to sign this 6ft 7in colossus who has snubbed Real Madrid and Man United.