Newcastle United didn’t have any English Premier League action to contend with at the weekend but have had the opportunity to go on a four-day training camp to Spain.
On the final day they faced Belgian side Royal Antwerp in friendly action, drawing 1-1 in a match that was split into three 45 minute periods.
For Rafa Benitez it’s all about preparing his side for the final stretch of the league season, with the Magpies still not completely safe from relegation back down into the Championship.
However, the friendly was also a chance to have a look at some youngsters in a first team setting and one teenager that caught supporters’ eyes was Victor Fernandez.
The 19-year-old winger played in the last 45 minute segment of the match and impressed with some skills and ball control, leaving fans excited about his future potential at St James’ Park.
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
Good attitude! Hope you continue showing good form and promise. You keep working hard, you can become a legend in the game.
— Francis (@franmolloy11) March 18, 2018
I think you impressed everyone with that little time you had got. Keep it up lad ?
— Antek Czujwid (@Blazze71) March 18, 2018
Showed some lovely touches and passes my friend, hope to see you in the team again soon!
— DannyyK2 (@DannyyK2) March 18, 2018
You are a great player mate you have big things coming
— Owen W. Shepherd (@OwenWShepherd) March 19, 2018
That Victor Fernandez has looked pretty decent this 45 minutes. Seems confident with good feet. Probably not premier league ready yet but I've seen a lot worse. Future looks bright with these kind of players in the u23's #nufc
— Adrian Langley (@adi_bizzle) March 18, 2018
Cant wait to see Fernández with the 1st team #nufc
— Ridin' Dirty (@Asallsince1993) March 18, 2018
That Fernandez looks like hes going to be some player in the future #nufc
— Ryan Anthony Moseley (@RyanMoseleynufc) March 18, 2018
Smart play from Fernandez so far. Doesn't look out of place at all. #NUFC
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) March 18, 2018