Newcastle United could be without Joelinton for Tottenham Hotspur clash due to injury
Speaking at a press conference before the clash against Tottenham Hotspur tomorrow (h/t ChronicleLive), Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe claimed that Joelinton’s injury situation is ‘unclear’ at the moment.
The Magpies beat Everton 1-0 in their latest match but the Brazilian was forced off prematurely due to an apparent injury. Howe has now implied that this knee injury could mean that he isn’t in the starting XI for the game at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
“He had a knock to the side of his knee. We thought he could run it off but when he said he had to come off at half-time we knew there was potentially an issue there. We’re hopeful it’s not serious but at this moment it’s still slightly unclear.”
Joelinton has slowly become a very important figure for the Magpies. He moved to Newcastle United from TSG Hoffenheim 1899 in the summer of 2019 and struggled initially to adapt to the league.
However, his redemption started midway through the last season, when he was reimagined as an attacking midfielder for his side. Now, he is one of the first names on the Toons’ team-sheet.
Without him, Howe could have a team that isn’t at its best. Spurs were without Dejan Kulusevski and Richarlison in their matchday squad during their 2-0 loss against Manchester United.
Perhaps, Joelinton’s potential absence could even things out if we still lack depth in our attack for the game in north London. Newcastle, however, are far from a one-man team.
But right now, they seem there for the taking. Allan Saint-Maximin is also out injured and so is their star summer signing, Alexander Isak.
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A win, and nothing less than that, will be expected from Spurs fans tomorrow. A good display won’t hurt but right now, three points are a bigger necessity than playing attractive football.