Newcastle fans may not have got the result they wanted on Wednesday night as they fell to Leicester City on penalties, but the Magpies did have some positives to take away, one of which was the performance of Yoshinori Muto.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) August 28, 2019
The Japanese international started the game and had enough of an impact, looking bright as the club’s lone forward. He bagged the Geordies’ equaliser in the second half, cancelling out James Maddison first-half opener, and even went on to score in the shootout.
Whilst ultimately Newcastle were knocked out of the competition at the first hurdle, the fans were very pleased with their fringe man, and some are keen to see him given a chance in the Premier League alongside new signing Joelinton.
You can read the Magpies’ verdict on Muto’s display here:
Although we haven’t seen the best of him I really do like muto, such a nice and humble person what a man
— Shay (@littlemiggy24) August 28, 2019
Is it not time to give this lad a chance with 2 up top. Old school football instead of this five at the back malarkey with no creativity and fullbacks that can’t beat the first man with a decent ball in? Pointless having a target man if you don’t have the service.
— John Boyle (@johnboylee_) August 28, 2019
Head up you’ve looked much better so far this season
— Barry decry (@bdecry9) August 28, 2019
Should play joelinton muto and atsu as a front three on Saturday and see how that goes
— Jamie Wilson (@JamiewilsonNUFC) August 28, 2019
Excellent performance from him
— Jack (@Jack__1955) August 28, 2019
Hope this lad gets more game time as he deserves it
— Dean Bell (@Deano_B1985) August 29, 2019
Sounds like another solid performance last night! Roll on Watford
— A NEW BEGINNING (@meaden_harley) August 29, 2019
The Magpies were obviously pleased with Muto and are hoping the Japanese international can play more games moving forward.