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Steve Bruce Urges Joelinton To ‘Be More Selfish’

Newcastle manager Steve Bruce has urged misfiring striker Joelinton to be more selfish in order to overcome his goal drought.

The Brazilian has scored only 2 goals for the club since arriving for around £40m in the summer and hasn’t scored in the Premier League since August.

““He has to be a bit more selfish, a bit like a top goalscorer. They are totally selfish and all they are interested in is scoring a goal.

“Jo is not like that, he’s more of a team player, and all we can do is keep encouraging the lad. Unfortunately Joe will just be measured by one thing – goals.

“It has been a huge learning curve for him and at times he’s found it difficult but I’m convinced he’ll come good and hopefully it’s this weekend.”

Bruce has also encouraged the player to show that he has a thick skin. “I hope he’s tough mentally because it’s tough for anyone to deal with,” added Bruce.

“He has to stay strong. He has been like that all his career and let’s hope he can pull through in the next couple of weeks and still have some part to play at the back end.”


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