Newcastle fans have had very little to cheer about so far this season, even if we are only two games into it. A 1-0 home loss to Newcastle followed by a 3-1 away loss at Norwich has given the Magpies a poor start, and it could be set to get worse with Tottenham up next.
Newcastle United head coach Steve Bruce says he's been impressed by midfielder Sean Longstaff as the youngster looks to force his way back into the Magpies' starting line-up. #NUFChttps://t.co/L7U4oR6mhN
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) August 23, 2019
Last weekend against Norwich, Bruce opted to leave Sean Longstaff on the bench, and ahead of this week’s game against Tottenham at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Bruce has claimed that he’s been impressed by Longstaff as the player looks to force his way back into the starting eleven.
That’s something that the fans below don’t believe that Longstaff should have to do though. The Geordies, as you will see below, want Longstaff used in a two-man midfield and some of them even believe the youngster is their best option in the middle of the park, further lowering their estimations of Steve Bruce.
You can read the Magpies’ thoughts on Bruce’s Longstaff comments here:
It’s got to be 2 in midfield and I would play Hayden and Longstaff
— Davey G (@daveyontheg) August 23, 2019
Him and hayden works with 3 up top get it sorted
— iden O’K (@A1dypercent) August 23, 2019
How can our best CM be looking to force his way into the team. I really wanted Bruce to do a good job, but everything that comes out of his mouth is just ill thought. #AshleyOut #BruceOut Genuinely concerned how many new ones @_THFC_ are going rip us on Sunday
— Pete Essen (@petedorange1893) August 23, 2019
‘Force his way back into’ as if we have an abundance of better midfielders…
— milk drinker (@mrliamsavage) August 23, 2019
He starts. End of.
— alexanderthe5ftgr8 (@acgbryan) August 23, 2019
There was only one clueless muppet at blame for him not starting last week…..
— D (@upthehoop) August 23, 2019
These Magpies all want to see Longstaff start against Tottenham and, hopefully, Bruce will see sense and use him from the off in North London.
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