Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter to express their anger with Steve Bruce after they heard his comments on Joelinton.
The Chronicle’s Lee Ryder revealed that the former Sunderland boss said that the Brazilian striker “has got to learn and improve” following the 4-0 defeat to Arsenal, in which Joelinton once again failed to find the back of the net.
Against the Gunners, Joelinton won a huge eight aerial duels, although he had five unsuccessful touches and zero shots on target.
Bruce also said that he has to keep reminding the Brazilian to get himself into the box, before bringing up the striker’s terrible goal record.
However, a number of Newcastle fans have been angered by these comments, with some suggesting that the Magpies’ playing style is hindering Joelinton’s ability to get involved offensively – having scored the second-fewest Premier League goals and also created the second-fewest ‘big chances’, the Tynesiders really don’t seem to be the most creative nor clinical team around.
Let’s see what the Newcastle fans on Twitter have said about Bruce’s comments…
He loves blaming everyone but himself doesn’t he. Longstaff brothers, Rafa, the fans and now his striker that he was utterly delighted with during the transfer window. The epitome of a true yes man. Please pass that on to him rather than your usual nicey nicey questions #nufc
— Craig Middleton (@CraigMidd) February 16, 2020
To kick off the reaction, Craig Middleton said that Bruce “loves blaming everyone but himself” before calling him the “epitome of a true yes man” – brutal.
So he’s blaming Joelinton now? He’s ruining him, he was in the box all the time at Hoffenheim. I wonder why what happened? He’s getting absolutely no service at all, so the least he could do is to help defend (because that’s all we do anyway)
— lucas (@30kglucas) February 16, 2020
That’s your fault Bruce mate, don’t be getting the whole team to sit back all game. I’ve always said give joelinton 3 chances to score and he will put at least one away. So negative the way we play it invites so much pressure
— ShelveyGoat (@ShelveyGoat) February 16, 2020
Elsewhere, Lucas said that Bruce is “ruining” Joelinton before adding that the forward is struggling for service.
@ShelveyGoat then backed up that point, telling Bruce that the striker’s poor goalscoring return is his fault and that he shouldn’t make the team sit back all game – the aforementioned ‘big chances created’ stat reinforces this.
😂 This is so hypocritical. Bruce manages him. Sets him up in a system where service is non-existent. Please ask Steve if he’d kindly like to leave at the earliest convenience.
— Craig Longmore ⛳ (@craiglongmore) February 16, 2020
Getting Pardew vibes off Bruce now. Not my fault, it’s the awful players.
— John Gorman (@DrogsNavan) February 16, 2020
Bruce blaming everyone but himself!!! His lack of football knowledge baffles me… Wanting more from a player that’s played out of position. This defeat and the probability of a relagation fight is firmly with you Bruce. Can’t keep blaming everyone else⚫⚪
— Brett🇺🇲🇨🇦⚫⚪ (@Brett94235716) February 16, 2020
Lastly, these three supporters all took aim at the former Hull manager too.
Craig Longmore branded the comments as “hypocritical” before telling Ryder to ask Bruce to leave the club.
John Gorman then made the hard-hitting statement that he’s “getting Pardew vibes” off the Magpies boss now.
Then, Brett said that Bruce’s lack of football knowledge baffles him, before reminding the man in charge that he “can’t keep blaming everyone else” – brutally honest from this fan.
In other news, these Newcastle fans have hammered this “struggling” and “average” player…