Newcastle fans have poured onto Twitter to give support for first-team star Ayoze Perez, after he sent an emotional message to them.

The Newcastle striker revealed that he had played the full 90 minutes in the 3-0 win against Southampton after his grandam died three days prior.

He sent the message on Monday morning, saying it had been a “hard week” and fans were blown away by his commitment and dedication.

Perez has only missed two games for Newcastle in the Premier League this season and played a pivotal part in the 3-0 against Southampton on Saturday that lifted his club to five points above the relegation zone.

He ended the message to fans with a battling, “We keep fighting”, and the Newcastle fans responded in kind on Twitter.

Here are the best reactions from Newcastle fans who are in awe of their attacker:

https://twitter.com/DNEUK9/status/973170382059593728

https://twitter.com/RyMorris95/status/973162896824983552

https://twitter.com/Stuart32528468/status/973182940921376768

https://twitter.com/NufcJay18/status/973150890243870720

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