The French winger shared a video to his personal account of him scoring an incredible solo effort in training, to which Willems responded with three lighting bolt emojis.
Saint-Maximin then sent some love back to his colleague by responding with the words: “My man”
Saint-Maximin, for all he has yet to really have a chance to make an impact in the pitch, appears to be a popular and well-integrated member of Steve Bruce’s squad already. The goal that he scored in training was truly special, as he picks up the ball in a different postcode and proceeds to jink and dance his way through an army of defenders before nestling one in the bottom corner. Whether the goal had anything to do with the shortcomings of the Toon Army’s defence is open to conjecture, but nonetheless, it was a great effort. The hope will be now, however, that he can begin to produce similar kinds of performances in actual matches. Lord knows the Magpies need a saviour, and given his pedigree, with more successful dribbles per match than Lionel Messi for OGC Nice last term, as per Whoscored, you would hope that Saint-Maximin can be it. If he can’t, Steve Bruce is in trouble.