Steve Bruce is expecting a boost to his strike force over the next few weeks when Andy Carroll will hopefully make his return to the team. We’ll have to watch to see when he takes part in the full training sessions for a better grasp of when he will be available to play. However, the latest indications are that it will be in the next match against Liverpool on September 14th.
Andy Carroll will provide Bruce with an experienced Premier League option upfront. With Dwight Gayle out indefinitely with a calf injury, Andy is the only experienced striker on the books.
Steve Bruce has spoken to the Chronicle about two of his strikers who both are still coming to grips with English football. They both also came to Newcastle from the same league, the Bundesliga. Joelinton arrived this summer from Hoffenheim while Yoshinori Muto came the previous summer from Mainz.
This is what Steve said about these two strikers adapting to the style of the Premier League:
“Muto is one where this season he can adapt. A lot of players find it difficult.
“I had a conversation with Joelinton about the differences between England and Germany. But Germany and the Bundesliga is the closest thing to the Premier League. You see how physically demanding it is. For Muto, it is the same.
“Even for Emil Krafth or any of the players who have not played in the Premier League.”
Ironically in his initial interview, Krafth felt that playing in France would help him prepare for the English game. A few days ago, Emil spoke about how he already feels settled in the North East. He also has looked comfortable in the three games he has started this past week. For him, it looks like he will be able to adapt very quickly to the Premier League.
Joelinton– showing signs he is adapting to England
While Joelinton may take a little bit more time, there are indications that he is well on his way to adjusting to the Premier League. In his last two performances at Tottenham and against Watford, Joelinton has looked very comfortable as he has exhibited the traits of being able to lead the line for Newcastle.
The same cannot be said for fellow Bundesliga export Yoshinori Muto, who is taking a bit longer to adapt. Though the situation with Yoshinori is that he has not had enough time on the pitch to be able to get fully acclimated to this league.
Bruce has expressed that this season will be another one of adjustment for Muto. He is making strides, though. As long as he continues to show signs of improvement, Muto will get more opportunities to impress this season.
Who Was Newcastle's Player Of The Month For August?
- Fabian Schar (29%, 251 )
- Isaac Hayden (29%, 249 )
- Paul Dummett (21%, 182 )
- Christian Atsu (10%, 87 )
- Joelinton (5%, 45 )
- Martin Dubravka (3%, 29 )
- Miguel Almiron (2%, 19 )
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