Eddie Howe is happy with his side's performance after they beat Southampton in the EFL Cup semi-finals. Joelinton scored the only goal. It will be interesting to see Newcastle in the second match. They have a good chance for the final.
Eddie Howe did not forget to praise Joelinton who was patient and took his chance. “He’s mentally very strong,”-Eddie Howe said, as quoted by shiedlsgazette. “His own journey at Newcastle would sort of epitomise that really.
He’s someone who has real resilience, and doesn’t get flustered either way, in success or more disappointing moments."
Joelinton is just one of the players who is showing his qualities in the best way this season.
Newcastle is also great in the Premier League and they still have a fight for the top 4. For now, they are in a position that ensures a trip to the Champions League, but there is still a lot left until the end of the season.
Newcastle United will have to remain equally good in the sequel. “When we needed him again, he was on the spot from Alex’s really good play out wide. I’m really pleased for Joe whenever he scores, because he feeds off that confidence that goals bring.
I thought he played very well tonight”. Newcastle showed that they are a better team than Southampton, but they still had a problem scoring a goal. However, patience and persistence paid off, and Eddie Howe's team has an advantage before the second match.
"I think early in the game we started really well, created chances and moments that maybe on another day we’d have been expected to do better with,” said Howe. “(The goal) didn’t come, and we needed to show patience and keep our control.
The game’s very evenly balanced. The tie’s halfway through. Long way to go”.