Steve Bruce makes blunt admission on Joelinton

Joelinton must learn from Andy Carroll at Newcastle United.

Monday, 9th December 2019, 2:07 pm

That’s the view of Steve Bruce after watching the club’s £40million summer signing struggle up front against Southampton.

Carroll changed yesterday’s game at St James’s Park after replacing Joelinton with Newcastle trailing 1-0. The striker set up Jonjo Shelvey’s equaliser – and United went on to win 2-1 to move up to 10th place in the Premier League.

Bruce has conceded that it’s “not easy” for the 22-year-old, who’s still adapting to English football following his move from Hoffenheim.

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“It’s that confidence one with him,” said head coach Bruce. “He’s got to learn from big Andy. He’s new into the Premier League and is only young, and, of course, a lot of things get labelled at him with the big price tag. I’m still convinced he’ll be a big asset to us. He’s learning, and like everyone who comes to the Premier League, he’s finding it’s not easy.”

Joelinton.
Andy Carroll.