All strikers need the confidence to score goals, and that’s maybe one of the things missing from Newcastle’s new striker Joselu so far this season.
There’s no doubt the Spanish striker leads the line well and helps keep Newcastle’s shape during the games.
The 27-year-old is a good target man up front, and he has the technical ability to hold up play when he needs to.
Joselu has twice hit the woodwork this season and also missed two or three golden opportunities.
So he could quite easily have had more than the two goals he has so far this season in 8 total appearances.
We expect Aleksandar Mitrovic to be on the bench today in place of the injured Dwight Gayle, and come on for Joselu at some point in the second half – depending on how the game is going.
Joselu – after scoring against Liverpool
Joselu has been talking to Spanish newspaper Marca and is quick to point out he respects Rafa’s decisions:
“It’s what the boss decides and they are decisions that I respect.”
“Things are turning out reasonably well and there’s nothing to discuss.”
“Yes, I want to settle down and it seems like Newcastle can be the place.”
“I am very happy and I train to gain that stability in the future.”
Joselu is keen to stay long-term at Newcastle, but Rafa is also expected to bring in a new striker in the January transfer window.
And maybe sell Mitro or Dwight Gayle at that time too?
What do you think?