Jetro Willems’ debut for Newcastle United was one that will be remembered by supporters for all the wrong reasons. As soon as the 25-year-old replaced Jonjo Shelvey he seemed to be completed lost, as though he had no idea which position he was supposed to play in. After a bit of time passed by he eventually move to the left wing-back position and Matt Ritchie switched into the middle. However not long after that, Willems was caught napping and was at fault for a loss of possession that resulted in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring for Arsenal. You cannot blame the Newcastle supporters on Twitter for destroying the on-loan Dutchman for the first few minutes of his Premier League career. It was terrible and top players shouldn’t be making those kinds of mistakes. It’s still early days though and Willems does have time to improve, so those fans calling for the left-back to be sent back to Frankfurt are being a bit too brutal. Hopefully there’s an improvement by him in the coming weeks.
Nothing But Newcastle has rounded up some of the best tweets below:
Honestly, Bruce should prove a point and yank Willems off now. #NUFC
— Joel N Ton (@MagOSotP) August 11, 2019
Poor pass and poor reaction from Willems
— Jason McAllister (@JaseMac1986) August 11, 2019
Dreadful by Willems there. Hopefully not a sign of things to come for him
— Chris Morgan (@chrismorgan57) August 11, 2019
Willems totally at fault for that goal.. #NUFC
Grim from Willems
— Kris (@Kris_Newcastle) August 11, 2019
Embarrassing from Willems, doubt he's even a footballer, send him back immediately
— Ben Wild (@benwild16) August 11, 2019
Willems makes me yearn for Barreca.
— ɴᴏᴛᴏʀɪᴏᴜꜱ ꜰᴏʀ ɴᴏᴡᴛ (@LostBoy180) August 11, 2019
Send willems back
— Luke Wilkinson (@lukewilkinsonn) August 11, 2019
Get rid of that Willems. What was he doing there?!
— Adam Gradwell (@thepodcaster80) August 11, 2019