Newcastle United fans have responded to a Tweet posted by Valentino Lazaro on Twitter, after the defender received a red card last weekend against Crystal Palace.
The January loan signing from Inter Milan was given his marching orders against the Eagles on Saturday for bringing down Wilfried Zaha, who was through on goal.
The moment capped off an afternoon of frustration for Newcastle, who slipped to another defeat without scoring.
In the eyes of manager Steve Bruce, Lazaro ‘played very well’ for Magpies (BBC Sport).
The Austrian has now spoke out for the first time since the game, taking to Twitter to post a motivational message.
He said: “When you’re trapped in a corner, you gotta rise above yourself & stand up for ur name and the game you love.”
— Valentino Lazaro (@valentinolazaro) February 26, 2020
Lazaro will now serve a three-game ban for his straight red, meaning he’ll have to wait before rising above himself and standing up for his name.
Lazaro is yet taste victory following his winter switch from Inter, and will be raring to go once he’s available again.
Newcastle fans respond
Lazaro received a fair amount of support on his Tweet, with some Newcastle fans pleased with what they’ve seen from the new signing so far and offering him encouragement:
You’ve showed in flashes that you are more than capable so far. Keep grafting and im sure you will prosper
— 1892 (@As_it_is10) February 26, 2020
Stick at it mate and put 100% in every week, that’s all we ask for ⚫️⚪️
— ASM 🇫🇷 (was @HatTrickPerez) (@HatTrickASM) February 26, 2020
Dig in lad’ it will work out 💪👍
— Rob Allbright (@roballbright) February 26, 2020
Keep going fella. No doubt we’ll need you
— David Tasker (@DavidTazGolf9) February 26, 2020
Love you mate keep grafting
— joe biggins (@joebiggins10) February 26, 2020
Keep being an honest player and working hard and you’ll be fine. The fans always know
— BaMan (@IAmTheBaMan) February 27, 2020
Chin up Valentino … new country , new league … keep working hard.
— Graham Ackinclose (@acky4life) February 26, 2020
Youv showed glimpses of quality, dust yourself off and go again, one only thing us Newcastle fans want is some one who gives 100 % and you’ll be appreciated
— Terry mccarthy (@terrymac90) February 26, 2020
Keep working hard Tino! We believe in you👍
— NUFC⚪⚫ (@3GoalsSoFar) February 26, 2020