Joelinton sends message on Instagram to Sean Longstaff
It presents Eddie Howe’s side with a magnificent opportunity to reach a first domestic final in over 20 years.
He’ll have been delighted with the performance of his side against a spirited, but injury ravaged, Leicester side.
After their disappointing defeat at the weekend to Sheffield Wednesday a response was very much required.
One player who retained his place in the side for the Carabao Cup tie was midfielder Sean Longstaff.
Longstaff has enjoyed the best spell of his career under Howe like many of his Newcastle teammates.
Longstaff impresses in the Carabao Cup
The 25-year-old took to Instagram yesterday to celebrate his side’s victory.
“Into the semis! What a team” the midfielder said to his followers.
A number of his Newcastle teammates were clearly impressed, with Joelinton calling him a ‘Machine’.
Longstaff’s work-rate stands out when playing for Newcastle, although Howe has backed him to score more goals.
He’s yet to score more than once in a league season for Newcastle, with his customary goal coming against Fulham this campaign.
Howe has admitted he would really miss Longstaff if he wasn’t in the team.
Newcastle have been linked with a number of midfield players this month.
The Magpies are considering a bid for Youri Tielemans in January, with his contract running out in the summer.
Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is another player Newcastle are ready to move for.
However, if Longstaff keeps putting in performances like he did in the Carabao Cup, Howe will struggle to replace him.
As a local lad, there’ll always be a soft spot for Longstaff amongst the Newcastle fans.
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