Lee Ryder has slammed the performance of Joelinton despite Newcastle United winning 2-1 away at Burnley in the Premier League.
Allan Saint-Maximin came on just before the hour mark at Turf Moor to turn the game on its head after Steve Bruce’s team found themselves 1-0 down at half-time through a Matej Vydra goal. The former Nice attacker came up with a goal and an assist to give the visitors what could turn out to be a vital three points in their battle to avoid being relegated from the Premier League.
Should Newcastle give Joelinton another chance?
Saint-Maximin actually came on for Joelinton, a substitution which clearly had the desired impact, as Ryder was not very impressed at all with the latter’s performance. Writing in his latest player ratings piece for The Chronicle, the journalist gave the 24-year-old a measly 4/10 overall rating, the lowest out of any Newcastle player, claiming that he was ‘very poor’.
Joelinton was ‘very poor’ for Newcastle
Joelinton was indeed ‘very poor’ for the Magpies as Ryder claimed, as the Brazilian lost out on seven of his duels, the joint-most out of any of his teammates to have set foot on the pitch, and he also lost possession of the ball on seven separate occasions (Sofascore).
Given that the striker only managed a mere 22 touches of the ball in total, he lost it roughly every 3.1 touches on average, pretty much summing up just how poor he was against Sean Dyche’s men.
Nonetheless, Joelinton will need to put in much better performances than he did against the Clarets if he is to remain in Bruce’s starting XI from now until the end of the season.
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