Fabian Schar is now a regular starter for Newcastle, and after a difficult first three months at the club, he has come through well and played 21 times for Newcastle with three great goals.
His goals are something extra he gives, but it’s his defensive play that has been excellent since he came into the team in early November.
He’s a big favorite with the Newcastle fans because of his never-say-die attitude, and he’s scored three great goals and made a couple of fantastic goal-line clearances – all in his first season on Tyneside.
Two of his goals will likely be up for Goal Of The Season.
Fabian Schar – excellent defender for Newcastle
His defensive play is first class, and he’s also a good distributor of the ball – something we miss when he’s not in the side.
In fact Fabian could be our best defender this season – that’s how good he has been for the team.
This is what he’s said in the Chronicle:
“Of course, it is my job to defend and I love it when we keep clean sheets like at Leicester last week.”
“But I take no pleasure in just kicking the ball away. Of course, sometimes that is necessary but my job is not just about blocks, tackles, and clearances.”
“I always try to do something with the ball, starting an attacking move whether it is with a long pass, moving forward or just keeping possession.”
Schar will be in the team this afternoon when it’s important we can get all 3 points against an in-form Southampton team.