We’ve seen some harsh criticism coming from some fans about the play of Ayoze Perez this season, and we cannot understand it.
Whole articles have been dedicated to criticizing the young Spanish forward.
Yes, Ayoze hasn’t scored yet and yes – he’s missed one or two half chances this season.
But in each of the games, Ayoze has put in a ton of work for the side, and his work-rate has been fantastic.
And he has started in the number 10 role in every single Premier League game this season so far.
One of the previous faults with Ayoze was he would often go missing during a game, but you cannot accuse the 24-year-old of that so far this season.
And don’t tell those Newcastle fans at the matches that Ayoze isn’t doing a job for Newcastle.
The Spanish U21 International was warmly applauded off the pitch on Saturday after 86 minutes when Mo Diame replaced him.
Ayoze Perez – work rate and tackling much improved this season
You don’t get that kind of ovation from Newcastle fans if you haven’t fought tooth and nail for the Newcastle cause in the game.
His play at Newcastle so far this season has been excellent because of the work-rate he puts in for the side.
Rafa must have taken his Spanish compatriot to the side in preseason training and explained to him, in great detail, what he wanted from him this season.
So far Ayoze had been part of the side that have shocked the Premier League with three good wins on the trot.
Let’s hope this lad can keep up his form and also score a few goals for us.
Ayoze now looks a better player than he was a year ago and his work rate and tackling are much improved.
And that’s like many of Newcastle’s players who are not signed by Rafa unless they are personally very keen to become better players at Newcastle.
That’s definitely working with Ayoze Perez.
If a player works his socks off for the side, we never criticise him.
So we are just a little surprised the young Spaniard has come in for some pointed criticism this season.
What do you think about this?