Newcastle United co-owner sends Gareth Southgate blunt seven-word message as Newcastle thrash Spurs
Newcastle United co-owners Jamie Reuben and Mehrdad Ghodoussi took to Twitter to celebrate the side’s memorable in over Spurs.
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Reuben was at the stadium as he watched Eddie Howe's side run rampant to gain a 5-0 lead after just 21 minutes of Premier League action in the big Champions League clash.
The fixture ended 6-1 with the Magpies' stars excelling and earning the plaudits of club staff, fans and plaudits. Reuben singled out one player in particular as he took to Twitter on Sunday evening with his affections aimed towards Joe Willock.
Willock may not have found himself on the scoresheet but enjoyed one of his best matches in black and white as he controlled the game in midfield.
One fan account online praised the Englishman and said: "If De Bruyne made THAT pass. You'd never hear the last of it. World Class pass!!!"
Agreeing with the statement, Reuben quoted the message and said: "Got to be close to an [England flag] call up soon."
Fans online shared their agreement with the club's co-owner, although many were sceptic over whether Gareth Southgate would pick the Newcastle star.
One said: "Unfortunately, Southgate sets up England with no pace or pressing, which are Joe’s strengths under Eddie’s system. Southgate likes slow-moving quarterback-style midfielders, like Rice and Phillips."
Another added: "The way Eddie and his staff have helped developed Willockinho in 18 months is nothing more than outrageous."
Rueben wasn't the only chuffed co-owner acting online after the historic win either with Mehrdad Ghodoussi sharing his thoughts on Twitter.
Rather than call out any international managers, Ghodoussi heaped praise on Newcastle United.
He said: "This team proved today that anything is possible with passion, perseverance, and a strong team spirit. Their victory was not just a win, it was a statement."