Newcastle United's Joelinton has emerged as a symbol of Howe's tenure at St. James Park, representing a remarkable transformation since his arrival.
Initially the Brazillian midfielder was burdened by the weight of No 9 shirt and struggled to find his place as the lone striker upon joining the club. Despite his arduous irst few years at Newcastle, Joelinton has now undergone a renaissance, becoming an integral part of the team. He has reinvented himself as a formidable midfield force, showcasing his newfound brilliance last season and continuing to excel in the current campaign.
"I’m proud of myself," said the 26-year-old while talking to the NUFC TV while he pointed to the areas where he needs to improve.
“A lot of work has been done. There are a lot of things I have to improve. I wish I had more goals and assists", said Joelinton and expressed his happiness on sustaining an injury-free year with full-availability for Newcastle.
Many argue that this specific Magpie deserves the title of their player of the season. With an unprecedented confidence, the 26-year-old has revitalized his game, propelling Newcastle to the verge of Champions League qualification.
Source - Geordie Boot Boys