Luuk de Jong still has a lot to do before the end of the season to earn a permanent deal on Tyneside, and after his 6th appearance and fourth start for the Magpies on Saturday at Fulham, Luuk still has to score his first goal for the club.
Luuk de Jong – still has to get off the mark on Tyneside
And if his barren spell continues through the end of the season, we just cannot see Newcastle taking up the option to buy him for around £6M from Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer.
But at least Luuk seems a smashing lad and he tells some truth today – this is what Luuk de Jong has told the Shields Gazette:
“We wanted to win this game, of course,” “I think the game was quite boring for the fans, not much happened – and we didn’t score from the moment when we had a big chance.”
“Afterwards, they got a good chance and scored.” “It was amazing support.” “There are always big numbers at the away games.” “You can always hear them during the game.”
“We wanted to win this game for them. We wanted to give a little bit more.”
Newcastle were not particularity lucky on Saturday, with two or three good chances well saved by the goalkeeper, and what looked to be stone cold penalty in added time not given by referee Howard Webb – England’s top referee.
But given the lackadaisical way we played for most of the game, maybe we didn’t deserve the luck.
One thing is for sure – the performance on Saturday at home to Crystal Palace has to be a lot lot better than Saturday – but we just cannot see who’s going to score the goals for us to get the win – which we so badly need.