Bruce Urges Joelinton To ‘Be More Selfish’
Newcastle boss Steve Bruce has urged Brazilian striker Joelinton to be more assertive in the penalty area.
The player joined the Magpies from Hoffenheim last summer for a fee of around £40m, but has, to date, only scored 1 goal in the Premier League.
He scored against Rochdale in the FA Cup but has not registered a Premier League strike since August.
Bruce is happy enough with the player’s performances and his unselfishness, but thinks he needs to develop a more ruthless streak in the area.
“I was pleased with his performance again today,” Bruce said in the wake of Newcastle’s 4-0 defeat to Arsenal on Sunday.
“He does a lot of unselfish work and we have to find a way to get him into the box more often.
“We have to find a way of scoring more and certainly for Jo to be more selfish. He is a great team player.”