Jonjo Shelvey revealed that teammate Allan Saint-Maximin gets fined on a daily basis. He has captivated the Newcastle fans with his twinkle toes and beating defenders for fun since joining Newcastle from Nice in 2019. Over the past two seasons, he is one of three players to have completed 200 successful take-ons in the Premier League along with Adama Traore and Wilfried Zaha. His style is in stark contrast with Newcastle who had the least number of passes in the final third as well as the least toches in the opposition box.
“He’s a lunatic. He’s class, man, some player. He’s some guy as well.” Jonjo Shelvey said talking about Allan Saint-Maximin. “He’s just one of them who’s so laid back. Head to toe in designer gear. He gets fined every day because he’s got earrings in and stuff like that but if he weren’t that good, you’d probably have the hump with him but when he’s that good, you don’t really want to have a go at him.”
He’s been outstanding. For me, as a midfield player, you try and get you’re head up and we’re a team that plays on the counter-attack so we just have to try and get the ball to him and let him try and dribble around 20 players.” he added. “He’s so quick – you just don’t know what he’s going do with the ball – and he’s so raw with his skill. I remember the goal he scored against Sheffield United with his head – the leap. That was up there with [Cristiano] Ronaldo’s leaping and you don’t see him in the gym or anything like that.”
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