Fabian Schar scored Switzerland’s goal in their 1-1 draw against Republic of Ireland and many who weren’t wearing green will have enjoyed it.
The Newcastle United centre-back brought the ball out from the back and laid it off to a midfielder. A direct run and three passes from his teammates later he was stroking the ball into the bottom corner, as shown by Sky Sports Football.
This makes it two goals in two for the Swiss defender, after he bagged in the Magpies’ 1-1 draw against Watford:
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) September 5, 2019
It would have been expected that Newcastle fans would have enjoyed seeing their defender score in such eye-catching fashion, but it appears many of them weren’t able to get the full enjoyment from the moment.
That is because they are concerned about the prospect of losing the centre-back and feel that he needs to be given a new contract, with his current one running out in the summer of 2021, as per Transfermarkt.
He has been an integral defensive figure for Steve Bruce’s side this campaign, averaging 3.3 tackles, 3.3 interceptions, 3.5 clearances and 1 block per Premier League game, as per WhoScored.
A selection of Twitter reaction to the goal, including posts from concerned Newcastle fans, can be seen below:
Schar is such an amazing player.
Very, VERY talented.
That goal he scored tonight was World Class.
— The Geordie Boot Boy (@BootGeordie) September 5, 2019
Give him a massive pay rise or he’ll be off..
Sorry, I’m forgetting who I’ve just tweeted.
— LEDMAN (@ledmannufc) September 5, 2019
Needs a new improved contract !!!!!
— darren robinson (@Dazza75Darren) September 5, 2019
If you don’t give him a new 200k a week contract I won’t be happy
— Jordan Stone (@Jordanstone_15) September 5, 2019
Ashley will be rubbing his fat mits at the profit to be made on Schàr
— DaveL1980 (@L1980Dave) September 5, 2019
Sign him up!!
— STEVE BRUCEY (@Connor34265223) September 5, 2019
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