Newcastle Youngster Makes European Team Of The Week

Jamaal Lascelles has become a hero at Newcastle and it took just over a week to do that – but now his performances are being recognized in Europe and for last Saturday’s excellent performance against Swansea he has made the European Team of the Week in Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport.

The team the newspaper picks every week recognizes the great performances of players in the top European leagues and they don’t include any player from the Italian league.

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Jamaal Lascelles had excellent game last Saturday

Jamaal was highly regarded when we signed him from Nottingham Forest almost two years ago and it’s great to see the lad getting some recognition in Europe in this his first season in the Newcastle first team squad, after he was on loan at Forest all last season.

He was invited to join the England training sessions a few times by manager Roy Hodgson when he was younger and now he seems to be quickly coming through at Newcastle – and he’s picked a great time to do that.

Jamaal will have been helped greatly by having been coached for a few weeks now by Rafa Benitez – one of the best coaches in the business.

Jamaal rose to fame by calling out the more senior players in the dressing room during the Southampton game when he said they were not showing enough heart or spirit to wear the Newcastle shirt.

He then followed that up with a Man of the Match performance last Saturday when he headed in the first goal after 40 minutes  against Swansea – his second goal for the club.

We hope Jamaal will continue his good form and also continue to show leadership both on and off the pitch for the remainder of the season – five games to go.

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8 comments so far

  • beermonkey

    Apr 18, 2016 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #1

    if he keeps this up ashleys grubby little hands will be rubbing together and pound signs will appear in his eyes

  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Apr 18, 2016 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #2

    perhaps so beer, but lets deal with that when we stay up this season 🙂

  • LGFUAD21

    Apr 18, 2016 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #3

    I remember the horrific city match last time.

    How can we dominate a team for a half and then collapse to a 5-1 defeat.

    Hope we turn it on and get a point. Can’t see it though.

    Our scrappy approach work against Swansea. They couldnt find momentum which they want because Tiote was kicking them.

    We need to do the same to City.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 18, 2016 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #4

    Yeah I agree City need a good kicking from us.

    Teach them not to score 5 against us.

  • Tsunki

    Apr 18, 2016 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #5

    So sad to hear our twirly-topped Jefe and the Ghost of Taylor Past might not be fit enough to play, but that’s the breaks. 🙂

    If only Mbabu could stay fit we could have a decent young defence going on. Still I suppose we will have to see what effect a mauling by the city forward line ( which basically includes the whole team usually) has on our new found confidence first. Hardly enough time to yank on another pair of drawers and we are gearing up for another cup final. Heady days.

  • Bobbybee

    Apr 18, 2016 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #6

    Although we ended up getting battered by City, with better luck and a better ref we could have been three up and possibly out of sight before Aguero went on the rampage. We need to be clinical in front of goal and take our half chances, let alone chances. I think our defence is better equipped now than it was then, thanks to Rafa’s organisation and the crowd should be well up for the challenge.

  • rush_nufc

    Apr 18, 2016 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #7

    Would drop gini and play De line up same..bring mirro gini and perez in the second half at 60,70 and 80th min…A 2-0 win..Anything is possible at SJP..We normally turn up against big teams and live tv

  • Sav

    Apr 18, 2016 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #8

    Finally, Newcastle have a centrehalf who can head a few corners into the net. How long we’ve waited on this like a second coming.


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