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Online xLiaaamx

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Re: Yoshinori Mutō
« Reply #750 on: Monday 11 February 2019, 07:05:49 pm »
Beginning to get a Murphy 2.0 feeling here.

Offline Collage

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« Reply #751 on: Monday 11 February 2019, 07:29:15 pm »
This is a strange one considering it’s someone we had ”monitored” for a while, no? Fitness problems?

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« Reply #752 on: Monday 11 February 2019, 07:33:45 pm »
Language, supposedly. If he can't follow instructions he won't be in the team until he can.

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« Reply #753 on: Monday 11 February 2019, 07:39:17 pm »
Language, supposedly. If he can't follow instructions he won't be in the team until he can.

I don't know why bother signing him then.

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« Reply #754 on: Monday 11 February 2019, 07:39:49 pm »
He has no chance when Rafas secret love child is at the club. Joselu definitely has something on Rafa, it’s the only explanation on him getting anywhere near the team nevermind keeping other strikers out.

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« Reply #755 on: Monday 11 February 2019, 07:41:40 pm »
Language, supposedly. If he can't follow instructions he won't be in the team until he can.

I don't know why bother signing him then.

Might have assumed he would acquire a working knowledge of the language in 8-9 months.

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« Reply #756 on: Tuesday 19 March 2019, 11:54:45 am »

f***ing hell he speaks better English than half the English players

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« Reply #757 on: Tuesday 19 March 2019, 12:01:24 pm »
Still got a role to play between now and the end of the season. Making sure we never have to rely on Joselu.

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« Reply #758 on: Tuesday 19 March 2019, 12:04:11 pm »
https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/yoshinori-muto-newcastle-rafa-benitez-15993558

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Why Yoshinori Muto is struggling for gametime at Newcastle - and what he must do to change that

Newcastle United signed Yoshinori Muto from Mainz 05 for £9.5m last summer, but the striker has struggled for gametime since

By Chris Waugh
07:00, 19 MAR 2019

Yoshinori Muto needs to develop a greater understanding with his Newcastle United team-mates in order to earn regular gametime, Rafa Benitez has revealed.

The Japan international has started just five Premier League matches since signing from Mainz 05 for £9.5million last summer, and has played only 17 minutes of football for Newcastle this calendar year.

Yet the 26-year-old forward has seemingly forced himself ahead of Joselu in the striking pecking order at the moment, and he came on to play the final eight minutes of the Magpies' 2-2 draw against AFC Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday.

A succession of injuries, as well as his involvement in the Asian Cup in January, have prevented Muto from enjoying a seamless transition into English football, but Benitez has been impressed by his workrate both in training and during his fleeting appearances.

"Obviously he didn't have too much time, but we have two or three players who are training so well, and it is a pity that you cannot play them," Benitez replied when asked to assess Muto's cameo performance against the Cherries after the Japan forward replaced Ayoze Perez in the 82nd minute at the Vitality Stadium.

"When he came on he, as always, was working really hard, was chasing players, was running into the spaces, so it's what we were expecting from him."

Muto's solitary goal for Newcastle came during an impressive display at Old Trafford back in September, but he has found opportunities hard to come by in recent months.

His slow progress when it comes to learning English - he is improving in this department, but is still far from fluent - has affected his progress, while Muto has also taken time to adapt to the pace and physicality of the Premier League.

Miguel Almiron's arrival in January forced Muto further down the attacking pecking order - with Perez, Salomon Rondon, Christian Atsu and Kenedy among those competing for a place in the United XI.

And, while Muto is starting to communicate more effectively with his  team-mates, Benitez wants to see the forward develop a greater understanding with his fellow Magpies out on the pitch before he will be considered regularly for a starting berth.

"I think he's getting better in terms of the understanding with his team-mates because he is having English lessons, so he can communicate much better," Benitez added when pressed as to what Muto needed to do in order to earn greater gametime.

"Nobody ever worries about his workrate and how dynamic he is during games and training sessions.

"It's just for me to know that he knows about the other players around, and in this case Almiron came and is doing well, so Muto just has to carry on competing."

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/yoshinori-muto-admits-faces-uphill-15992916

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Yoshinori Muto admits he faces uphill task to get in team ahead of Rondon, Perez and Almiron - but makes goal pledge

Muto has scored just once since arriving from Mainz for £9.5million but is ready to show what he can do

By Lee Ryder
05:00, 19 MAR 2019

Yoshinori Muto admits he faces a battle to force his way into Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez's starting XI - despite returning to the field for the first time in three months.

The Japan international returned from the Asian Cup in January and was told by Benitez to fight for his place.


With Salomon Rondon and Ayoze Perez in fine form, and linking up with Miguel Almiron, Muto is fortunate to get a place on the bench at the moment.

But he was afforded a cameo role against AFC Bournemouth at the weekend in the 2-2 draw at the Vitality Stadium.

Muto managed five touches in nine minutes on the South Coast as he played for United for the first time since the home game with Manchester United back on January 2.

Muto said: "I'm very happy. Finally, I could play on the pitch. I'm fully fit now yes.

"The competition is tough, Almiron, Rondon - everybody has been playing well.

"It's not easy to get my position again, but I have to keep working and focus on scoring."

Muto will be keen to top up his minutes in the next clash against Arsenal.

Looking forward to the game, Muto said: "I didn't score at Bournemouth so next game I want to score for the team.

"We have to keep working and we have to focus on the next game.

"It's been frustrating, yeah, sure and after the Asian Cup, I didn't play in the games. I was very frustrated, but I have worked very hard in training.

"Finally, I could play, but I'm not satisfied. I should keep working. I have to be positive and focus on the next game. I can play both - behind the striker and striker. It doesn't matter."
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Offline Tomato Deuce

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« Reply #759 on: Tuesday 19 March 2019, 12:31:42 pm »
He’s got the right attitude.

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« Reply #760 on: Tuesday 19 March 2019, 01:41:46 pm »
I’d be putting him in ahead of Atsu as the first back up for Perez & Almiron.
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« Reply #761 on: Tuesday 19 March 2019, 01:47:40 pm »
I’d be putting him in ahead of Atsu as the first back up for Perez & Almiron.

reckon he could have a good 2nd season personally, if rafa gets rondon or another similar quality striker
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Re: Yoshinori Mutō
« Reply #762 on: Tuesday 19 March 2019, 02:49:03 pm »

f***ing hell he speaks better English than half the English players
he says ‘hard’ the same way as Rafa does.😂😂

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« Reply #763 on: Tuesday 19 March 2019, 08:05:32 pm »
He'll be gone in the summer
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Offline Gallowgate End

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« Reply #764 on: Tuesday 19 March 2019, 08:49:58 pm »
He'll be gone in the summer

Aye I wouldn’t be surprised if we try and put Muto in some kind of deal back to Germany in the Summer.

We’ve apparently been scouting Sebastian Haller who only has 2 years left on his contract so Muto might be used in that kind of deal.

I think using the likes of Gayle, Murphy, Muto in deals for Rondon and Haller this Summer would give us a Top 10 strikeforce without having to spend a huge amount :thup:

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« Reply #765 on: Tuesday 19 March 2019, 08:50:59 pm »
Why would Haller come here?

Offline Gallowgate End

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« Reply #766 on: Tuesday 19 March 2019, 09:37:54 pm »
Why would Haller come here?

It just looks likely he will move on in the Summer as he hasn’t extended his contract :thup:
Probably still on a relatively low wage as Frankfurt only payed around £5million for him from the Dutch league and he hasn’t extended so he won’t be on massive wages.

I think in terms of us Premier League football would be the huge attraction for him and the Top 6 won’t likely be a option for him.

Not surprised to read our interest in him very much a Rafa type focal point striker plays in the the same system for Frankfurt as we play.