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Newcastle Loan Star Touches On His History With Struggling Striker



Joelinton and Valentino Lazaro have seen a lot of each other over the past few seasons. Both plied their trade in the Bundesliga last season before making their big moves last summer.

Joelinton played for Hoffenheim while Valentino was at Hertha Berlin. However, they also played against each other in Austria as well. Valentino came through the Red Bull Salzburg before joining Hertha Berlin, initially on loan, in 2017.

Joelinton was on loan from Hoffenheim to Rapid Vienna for two seasons from 2016 to 2018. They faced each other twice in 2017, both 1-0 victories by Salzburg.


Both players became teammates when Lazaro came on loan from Inter Milan in January. Since Valentino joined, goals have been in short supply. Valentino wasn’t available for both of our FA Cup matches against Oxford, the second of which was a 3-2 victory.

In the league, the Austrian has played in three matches, all of which ended without a Newcastle goal. So Tuesday’s 3-2 win at West Brom was the first time Valentino was on the pitch for a Newcastle goal. Of course, he got his first for the club in the second half.

While Joelinton didn’t get a goal at the Hawthorns, he had one of his best games in a Newcastle shirt. Having another player in attack to support him brought the best out of the Brazilian.

The Daily Star have some comments from Valentino Lazaro about Joelinton’s struggles this season. He also touches on his history with Joe:

“You always have the saying the striker is judged by his goals, but you can see by the way we play he is working so much.

“And he is helping us in a lot of ways. So we really need Joelinton upfront. Joe worked so hard along with the whole team.

“I have known Joe for years now. When you play the long balls, he is just always there, he goes deep, he is very quick.

“He is very tall. He can secure the ball. He is working, and impressing defensively as well. With the runs he makes it creates a lot of space.

“He was running to other positions so I had the space to go there and score my goal against West Brom. He is definitely bringing a lot to the team.”

Joelinton’s work on Tuesday opened up a lot of space for Lazaro, Allan Saint-Maximin, and Miguel Almiron. He looked so confident at times and wasn’t the frustrated figure he has so often been playing as a lone striker.

Hopefully, the match at West Brom can serve as a platform for Joelinton to improve from. We had practically given up hope of him contributing much upfront for the rest of the season.

He played on the left wing against Burnley and was serviceable while Dwight Gayle was a threat upfront. However, Joelinton’s performance at West Brom in the 4-2-3-1 will give Bruce some more ‘food for thought.’

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92 comments so far

  • droppy in Wallsend

    Mar 5, 2020 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #1

    For a totally childish take on things.

    Southampton will be without Smallbone this weekend.

    Newcastle will have their Longstaffs though.

    11
  • Neil Harrison

    Mar 5, 2020 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #2

    Very nice Droppy!

    Should be an easy win as I see it.

    4
  • barkel

    Mar 5, 2020 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #3

    Boom boom

    0
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Mar 5, 2020 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #4

    Neil

    We should be able to stick it to them ha ha ha

    2
  • NY Mag

    Mar 5, 2020 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #5

    Droppy,

    You’re on form tonight 🙂

    1
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Mar 5, 2020 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #6

    NY mag

    I was going to say it could be a real c*ck fight.

    Too far?

    0
  • giimps

    Mar 5, 2020 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #7

    Apparently Nathan Redmond will be unavailable due to a groin injury, Hes a player i wont be sad to see miss the game, hes a thorn in everyone’s side he plays against , Im going for a hard fought win ,2 sides struggling for consistency, 2:0 to the Geordie boys

    2
  • NY Mag

    Mar 5, 2020 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #8

    Droppy,

    Possibly……

    On a serious note, I do think we’ll win.

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  • droppy in Wallsend

    Mar 5, 2020 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #9

    NY

    I said earlier 2-0 win.

    Early Joe goal, backs to the wall for a bit, counter attack resulting in Saints red card. ASM with a goal of the season contender to seal it.

    5
  • NY Mag

    Mar 5, 2020 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #10

    I’ll take that….

    1
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Mar 5, 2020 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #11

    NY

    To be fair 3 points however it comes.

    1
  • giimps

    Mar 6, 2020 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #12

    We dont have a good record down there historically, but wev never played down there with the team we have now before under this manager…….i dont buy into the philosophy that our future is entrenched with our past

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  • Uncertain Toon

    Mar 6, 2020 at 12:49 AM

    Comment #13

    Be happy if Redmond is tits up like

    1
  • NY Mag

    Mar 6, 2020 at 12:53 AM

    Comment #14

    Apparently Redmond is out for another month or so…..

    2
  • lesh

    Mar 6, 2020 at 1:18 AM

    Comment #15

    Things seem to have gone a bit haywire on here over the past couple of days. We’ve had clever dicks suggesting The Blog’s been hacked by ‘experts’, ridiculous alts suggested.

    Yup, Jiblets has been on form today, ably supported by our mischievous friend who claims to be from Munster.

    It must be the weather, cabin fever.

    Anyway, for you saner folk, an interesting watch courtesy of the BBC iplayer – a bit of Chicago blues.

    Arena, Blues Night: 3. Chicago Blues: 

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p01m5xq2 via @bbciplayer

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  • giimps

    Mar 6, 2020 at 1:18 AM

    Comment #16

    Not that i wish the lad ill or anything, but him being out could massively hamper their relegation survival hopes and thereby helping ours, which is obviously a welcome bonus, I do think we would have enough to stay up anyway and hopefully the club will be sold when we are safe (lights the frogs blue touchpaper and walks away)

    1
  • NY Mag

    Mar 6, 2020 at 1:28 AM

    Comment #17

    Lesh,

    Stick with the nightshift mate, it’s better for your health….

    PS, don’t mention Chicago 🙂

    1
  • The Wife

    Mar 6, 2020 at 1:49 AM

    Comment #18

    Things DID get out of hand earlier with the alt accusations.

    Mister Tuff is not an alt of toon22. Jib likes to push the envelope on the blog, but I think he needs to take a step back from rhetoric regarding blog hacking and IP addresses being found out. For a lot of reasons.

    20
  • NY Mag

    Mar 6, 2020 at 1:56 AM

    Comment #19

    The wife,

    Jib was just pushing for a reaction – which, tbf – he got

    2
  • Genjikai

    Mar 6, 2020 at 2:55 AM

    Comment #20

    This is scary this, who else is watching the blog?

    7
  • Genjikai

    Mar 6, 2020 at 2:59 AM

    Comment #21

    Wheres the alien talk?

    8
  • Genjikai

    Mar 6, 2020 at 3:00 AM

    Comment #22

    Are they watching the blog to.

    Is it a breach of my data if jib uses his mate to find out my IP address.
    What info can they get about you from this intrusion?

    6
  • NY Mag

    Mar 6, 2020 at 3:00 AM

    Comment #23

    Genji,

    Don’t worry mate….the fuzz are only after you, the rest of us are OK 🙂

    6
  • Genjikai

    Mar 6, 2020 at 3:01 AM

    Comment #24

    The surveillance state is well and truly alive.

    7
  • Genjikai

    Mar 6, 2020 at 3:01 AM

    Comment #25

    Ny mag
    Cheers for that

    5
  • Genjikai

    Mar 6, 2020 at 3:03 AM

    Comment #26

    If im going down yous are all going down with me.
    I swear its all this blogs fault.

    6
  • Genjikai

    Mar 6, 2020 at 3:04 AM

    Comment #27

    Instead of getting my ip address you can just come meet me.
    Much better connection in real life.
    Ny mag when you next over?

    8
  • Genjikai

    Mar 6, 2020 at 3:06 AM

    Comment #28

    https://youtu.be/hILwzn3qkzg

    Little bit of music to focus us all on AshleyOut.

    5
  • Genjikai

    Mar 6, 2020 at 3:07 AM

    Comment #29

    The Wife
    If i wanted to make a new account to hide me, would you be able to tell?

    6
  • Genjikai

    Mar 6, 2020 at 3:10 AM

    Comment #30

    Miggy will make sure we survive.

    He gives me hope for a better future.
    If i had children i would tell them to work as hard as miggy in every aspect of life.
    It is the type of inspiration the children of the north east need.
    Howay the lad.

    6
  • Genjikai

    Mar 6, 2020 at 3:11 AM

    Comment #31

    Im in two minds whether to never have children as to starve future ashley of future support.
    But the other option is to amass my own army.
    #20yearplan

    6
  • Genjikai

    Mar 6, 2020 at 3:12 AM

    Comment #32

    I definitely think the nightshift is avoiding me.

    5
  • The Wife

    Mar 6, 2020 at 3:16 AM

    Comment #33

    Genjikai,

    You could use a different email address to register and pick a new user name, but if you post from the same device…I’d know it was you. 🙂

    11
  • Genjikai

    Mar 6, 2020 at 3:18 AM

    Comment #34

    I freaked out thinking i was in the same area as jib the other day holding banner up on ant and dec.
    Jib are you sure that wasnt you?
    Are you sure you wernt the police that came round?
    They asked the same question of me as you did.
    You stalking me?

    9
  • Genjikai

    Mar 6, 2020 at 3:20 AM

    Comment #35

    The Wife
    My post style gives me away. No need for spy devices.
    Yous all blow my mind, do yous all work for facebook?

    7
  • Genjikai

    Mar 6, 2020 at 3:20 AM

    Comment #36

    I really should do some work on nightshift

    2
  • Genjikai

    Mar 6, 2020 at 3:22 AM

    Comment #37
  • Just a Fat Neil Warnock

    Mar 6, 2020 at 3:53 AM

    Comment #38

    the wife,
    99.9999999999% of multiple accusations are thrown at jib. he gets called alt etc at least ten times a day which is tedious to most readers. and two of the biggest accusers are mr tuff and toon22 who barely have anything else to say other than accuse him of being an alt. so excuse me if i wont weep when jib calls them two alts. theyve thouroughly deserved a taste of their own medicine and jib should be entitled to say whatever he wants against those two with or without evidence. in fact the more flimsy the evidence the better. toon22 and tuff both start with the letter T so theres all the proof you need.

    6
  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Mar 6, 2020 at 4:09 AM

    Comment #39

    Like this 11.

    …………………….Dubravka.
    Manquillo….Schaar….Lejeune…..Rose.
    ……………..Bentaleb…..Shelvey…..
    ….Lazaro………..Almiron……..St Max.
    ……………………Joelinton.

    Shackles off from now on Steve Bruce, you’ve got some good footballers.

    1
  • Just a Fat Neil Warnock

    Mar 6, 2020 at 4:13 AM

    Comment #40

    thats a very attacking team nicky. id probably play hayden in the middle for some steel. bruce might find it hard to drop ritchie and to be fair i wouldnt want to tell ritchie he was dropped.

    we should have been playing this way from very early on. its been clear a long time the previous way of playing a) wasnt working and b) was sapping the life out of everybody who watched it

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