Christian Atsu had some impact when he came off the bench in the first half. Although it was gutting to see Allan Saint-Maximin suffer what looked like a recurrence of his hamstring injury, Atsu’s introduction as a substitute meant that Newcastle United could take the lead after the Ghana international perfectly teed up Joelinton to score the first half of his career in England. It wasn’t just the assist by Atsu that made him stand-out in the first half. The winger was everywhere, linking up with players, finding passes and being a real thorn in the side of Tottenham’s defence. It is no surprise to see so many Newcastle fans gushing over Atsu for what he did in the first half and there is bound to be a great case for him to start the next game with Saint-Maximin looking as though he is set for a spell on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.
NothingButNewcastle has rounded up some of the best tweets below:
Atsu who should have started has been electric since he’s came on
— Brian (@b_ritchie1) August 25, 2019
Come on @NUFC.. Get in Joelinton!! Great assist by Atsu
— Andy Whittick (@whittick14) August 25, 2019
Atsu has been fantastic since he's been on… #nufc
— Kevin Metsch (@metschtoonarmy) August 25, 2019
Atsu with a world class assist there 😮 #NUFC
What a ball by Atsu!
Great by both. Atsu been our best player since he came on
— Erik Bjerke (@nordicgeordie) August 25, 2019