This 'quiet, unassuming' player has transformed Newcastle United
Steve Bruce says Jetro Willems is doing his talking on the pitch.
The defender, signed on loan from Eintracht Frankfurt, impressed again in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Bournemouth at St James's Park.
“Quiet and unassuming” Willems, 25, has quickly developed a good understanding with fellow summer signing Allan Saint-Maximin, a louder character off the pitch.
Asked about the pair, head coach Bruce said: “Jetro, he’s different (to Saint-Maximin). He’s quiet, unassuming. (They are) totally different characters. Technically, he played for Holland when he was 18, so he has something about him. I spoke to Ronald Koeman in the summer about him, and it was all positive. It’s given him a new lease of life. He’s enjoying the Premier league, and that’s vitally important to get better.”
Willems – who has put his injury problems behind him – has been tipped for a recalled to the Holland squad.