Frank Lampard told Sky Sports after Tuesday night’s defeat to Newcastle that Allan Saint-Maximin “couldn’t play” against his side at Everton. The Frenchman shone in Newcastle’s priceless 3-1 win over the Toffees.
Saint-Maximin, 24, is in superb form for Newcastle as Toon picks up two wins from two – following their recent win over Leeds. Although he did not score, the French player played an important role in Newcastle’s brilliant victory.
His tireless runs, dribbling and dexterity put Newcastle ahead at the other end of the pitch. While Kieran Trippier scored the winning goal and Ryan Fraser also scored, Saint-Maximin took the Man of the Match award.
Speaking after the game, Everton manager Lampard was magnanimous enough to commend the Newcastle attacker – declaring him “unplayable” and that his Everton defense had no chance to protect the French player.
“We had a very difficult game against Newcastle, who was very effective in some direct play, second balls and a player on the pitch like Saint-Maximin who was quite difficult to play against. equal.”
Lampard on Saint-Maximin: Newcastle’s key to survival
Should Newcastle avoid the drop, Saint-Maximin will be absolutely vital in keeping Newcastle above the bottom three of the table. His ability, on the counter, adds the necessary threat in the attack Toon craves.
He has the magic to change the game and the confidence to try something that gets fans off their seats. With Newcastle currently on the rise and expecting 8 points from 4 games, Saint-Maximin is making a strong impression.
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