Jetro Willems is fast becoming a fan favourite at St James’ Park and that is evidenced by the praise he has received even when he was dissatisfied with his own performance against Southampton.
The left wing-back has been an important cog in Steve Bruce’s side since arriving in summer, in both attack and defence, which has led many fans to call for him to sign permanently.
Newcastle were below par for much of the match against Saints, with fatigue a factor, but they managed to sneak a win and fans are in a buoyant mood as a result.
Who the heck is that?! Can you name all 25 of these obscure Liverpool signings…
That may be what has led to such an outpour of encouragement for the Dutchman, though last week’s cracking goal against Manchester City may also be present in their minds.
You've been arguably our player of the season so far, everyone has an off day. On to Burnley ❤️
— j@ck (@jacknufc_99) December 8, 2019
Bro please sign for @NUFC . You are amazing
— tom (@Tommy_Da_Tank) December 8, 2019
Don’t worry about it your already a legend ⚫️⚪️
— Fada (@fadanufc7) December 8, 2019
— Kyle (@Geordiekylee) December 8, 2019
Willems has been a consistent performer since joining so he has garnered more sympathy amongst the fanbase, whilst the three points always means it is harder for them to be angry with certain individuals.
His admission shows the high standards he sets for himself and that should be regarded as a positive, as it should cause him to work harder and look to improve as much as he can with each passing game.
Many have told the 25-year-old that he is allowed an off day because of how good he has been, and considering the Magpies still only conceded once he wasn’t atrocious by any means.
You’re class. Everyone’s allowed an off day.
— The Looney Toon (@The_Looney_Toon) December 8, 2019
You’ve been one of our best players this season, everyone has an off game now and then.
— Adam. (@AdamNUFC_) December 8, 2019
Absolute goat Jetro, everyone has off days 💪
— ☃️ Festive Chazo ☃️ (@MVEChazo) December 8, 2019