“Rafa found this lad on a budget” – A lot of Newcastle United fans cannot believe Steve Bruce’s comments on Martin Dubravka.
This implies that Bruce is trying to take credit for bringing the Slovakian to the club.
Of course, what he actually means is that Newcastle, as a club, bought Dubravka.
Still, he could have chosen a better word than “we” as it has left him open to ridicule from many Toon fans – who are quick to point out that it was indeed Rafael Benitez that brought the 30-year-old to Tyneside.
See the best of the reaction below.
"He’s a very, very good goalkeeper. We’ve unearthed one, because not a lot of people had heard of him."
— The Chronicle (@ChronicleNUFC) October 25, 2019
There was no ‘WE’ Rafa found this lad on a budget. Sooner Bruce understands he is out of his depth and not welcome here along with Ashley and Charnley the better.
— TMW (@TilehurstsOwn) October 25, 2019
Reminds me of that time when Steve Bruce kept us up zero net spend with Joselu up front.
— Lee Charnley’s Lost Soul (@LeesLostSoul) October 25, 2019
— ℍ???????????????????? (@hoylez87) October 25, 2019
— Andy Slaughter (@AndySlaughter) October 25, 2019
Rafa did, Steve!!!
— Anthony Lewins (@tonytoonarmy74) October 25, 2019
— Bearded_Centaur (@Bearded_Centaur) October 25, 2019
We’ve? Steve lad? Pretty sure Rafa did.
— Trevor Cameron (@Trevor12Cameron) October 25, 2019