Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce was delighted with Joelinton in last night’s 3-4 defeat to Manchester City.
Joelinton’s penalty was his fourth league goal of the campaign, double his tally during his first season in England, and Bruce believes there is much more to come from the £40-million signing.
He said: “He’s coming to terms with the language, he’s coming to terms with the Premier League, coming to terms with England. He’s far better than what he was in trying to adjust to it.
“We know there’s a player in there, that’s for sure, but I’m delighted that he’s got a few goals now and looked a threat.
“He’s got to add that selfishness to his game and we’ve got a good player in there.”