Lee Ryder has slammed the display of Emil Krafth for Newcastle United in their 2-2 home draw with Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.
Joe Willock, who is currently on loan from Arsenal, scored a deserved equaliser for Steve Bruce’s team at St James’ Park after a Harry Kane double cancelled out an early opener from Joelinton.
Should Krafth start for Newcastle?
While there were some very good performances from the home side, Ryder was far less impressed by Krafth, who was largely at fault for Kane’s first goal.
Writing in his latest player ratings piece for Chronicle Live, the journalist claimed that the Sweden international ‘didn’t inspire much confidence’ in the defence for Bruce’s side and also hinted that he was a passenger in the game, giving him a mere 4/10 overall rating, the lowest out of any Magpies player to have set foot on the pitch.
Krafth not at his best for Newcastle
It was an inspired point for the Toon in their battle to avoid relegation to the Championship, but Krafth’s performance certainly flattered to deceive.
The Sweden international lost out on two of his duels and also failed to make a single interception or win a tackle, all while losing possession of the ball on 10 separate occasions in the match, the joint-fifth most out of any of his outfield teammates (Sofascore).
Nonetheless, the 26-year-old will have to perform a lot better if he is to keep his place in the starting XI for the final few weeks of the campaign.
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