Newcastle United star praises ‘quality’ teammate following Thomas Frank’s bizarre £63m reference

Newcastle United’s hopes of Champions League football were greatly boosted by their win over Brentford at the weekend.
Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now

After a tough first-half against the Bees, the Magpies rallied in the second period to score a 2-1 win at the Gtech Community Stadium. Their comeback was sparked by Joelinton’s deflected cross and completed by Alexander Isak’s thumping finish into the top corner.

Read More
Forgotten Newcastle United signing opens up about ‘dream’ move despite zero firs...

Isak’s strike in west London was his 8th goal in the league for the Magpies and cemented their position in 3rd place following wins for Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United. Despite seeing his first season in English football impacted by injury, Isak has settled well and is impressing fans up and down the country. Unsurprisingly, the 23-year-old is also impressing his team mates, with Dan Burn revealing he has high hopes for Isak’s future at the club.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Burn told the Gazette: “He’s a great player. Technically very, very good.

“It took him a little while to get up to the speed that we play at. I think the gaffer said before that he was fit for a 90 but probably not the way that we play but you see his quality.

“He’s going to be a great player for how young he is and what he’s doing at the minute.”

Burn, Isak and co made it five wins on the spin at the weekend after a hard-fought game against Brentford. The first-half was dominated by ex-Magpie Ivan Toney who could have had a hat-trick after seeing his opener ruled-out for offside before Nick Pope saved his first effort from the spot.

Alexander Isak scored Newcastle United's winner against Brentford. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)Alexander Isak scored Newcastle United's winner against Brentford. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)
Alexander Isak scored Newcastle United's winner against Brentford. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)
Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Following their defeat at the Gtech Community Stadium, Brentford boss Thomas Frank praised his side’s first-half performance against Newcastle, before bizarrely mentioning that the Magpies had forked out £63million to sign their eventual match winner.

Frank said: “It was a top performance against Newcastle, that everyone, including myself, has praised this season. But there were two moments that decided the game.

“It was a good action from Joelinton but I think he is fortunate to score, the ball hits David [Raya]’s legs and takes a deflection. Then it is quality from Isak – the £63million signing.”