Joselu was bought for only £5M from Stoke City during August, but Rafa Benitez must have seen something in his play that told him he could do a job for Newcastle.
And on his starting debut for the club against West Ham at home, he scored the vital first goal against West Ham and led the line well.
So much so that when he was subbed by Mitrovic in the second half, he got a standing ovation from the appreciative St. James’ Park crowd and Joselu says he will never ever forget that feeling.
Joselu led the line well against and offered some real physical presence up front, and he took his goal well.
Joselu – after scoring vital goal against West Ham
Joselu is thrilled to be at Newcastle, and this is what he has said in the Chronicle today:
“It was an emotional day for me because it was my first game in the stadium and I scored a goal.”
“It was an amazing reaction when I was subbed.” “My hairs stood on the back of my neck and I will never forget it.”
“It was so emotional.” “All the supporters stood up and supported me and it was amazing.”
“They thought I played a good game and worked hard for them which meant a lot to me.”
“This is an amazing stadium and all the supporters were with us during the whole game.”
“This is an important thing because when you have the support it makes you do well.”
“Yes it reminds me of Madrid.” “All the people in the street in Newcastle love their team too.”
“They love it that we are in the Premier League.” “The Premier League is where we should always be.”
“It’s a big club, big city, and a big stadium.”
“We have the big players as well so we must do well.”
“We lost the last game at Huddersfield so we knew how important the West Ham game was.”
“We know we need to work harder than teams like West Ham.” “We outworked the other team and won the battle.”
“It’s good to win 3-0 before the international break means you can rest for a couple of days and enjoy.”
“We need to come back and work hard for the next game at Swansea.”
After all the ballyhoo over Rafa Benitez potentially leaving the club, next up for us is a game at Swansea on Sunday afternoon.
They are likely to be fellow strugglers this season so a win there would lift the spirits of everybody associated with Newcastle United.
That’s what we all need, and we expect Joselu to lead the line again.
Howay The Lads!!