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Newcastle fans fume with Steve Bruce’s Joelinton comments

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.

The 23-year-old still has just one Premier League goal to his name following a £40m move from Hoffenheim back in the summer, and he is in danger of being branded as a flop.

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.

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Let’s see what the Newcastle fans on Twitter have said about Bruce’s comments…

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.

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.

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.

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