Former Newcastle winger Nobby Solano has hit out at the tactics of Magpies manager Steve Bruce for not getting the most out of Miguel Almiron and Joelinton.
As per the Chronicle, Solano wants Bruce to ditch the negative style of play, especially in home matches, in order to get more from the South American duo.
He said: “Miguel Almiron seems to be getting the ball and sprinting as fast as he can to create something. He’s rushing things. Almiron is a very dangerous and an important player for Newcastle. He is skillful and fast and he should be important in their system.
“The same for Joelinton, he is relying on massive slices of luck to score. He isn’t relaxed because he knows if he misses one, the next chance could be some time. When you play five at the back and two holding midfielders, you aren’t getting loads of chances. I worry for Joelinton because he needs service.”
TBR’s View – So far, Bruce’s Newcastle are as defensive as Rafa’s, just without the organisation
Rafa Benitez steered Newcastle to survival in the Premier League relatively comfortably with his brand of organised, pragmatic football.
Bruce made waves about putting Newcastle on the front foot, but so far, they are just as defensively minded, but without that level of discipline and organisation.
That’s the worst of both worlds, and Bruce has to find a way to get more from Almiron especially, as well as Joelinton, his big goalscoring hope.