Newcastle United star shares cryptic social media comment following uncertain season

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A cryptic comment was left under Lewis Hall’s social media post after he opened up about a difficult season.

A Newcastle United player has left a cryptic message underneath his teammate’s social media post.

On Sunday, Lewis Hall posted a collection of photos to Instagram thanking United fans for their support this season after his move to Tyneside became permanent.

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The Magpies signed the 19-year-old last summer on a loan deal with an obligation to buy but, after starting just four games in the opening six months, many were left unsure whether or not the criteria would be met on the £28m deal.

Hall’s form towards the end of the season proved his worth, however, with the former Chelsea man winning Player of the Month for May- starting six of United’s last eight matches.

Many wrote Hall off for failing to break into the team for most of the campaign. However, in the latter months, the 19-year-old impressed and looks nailed on to start next season at left-back.Many wrote Hall off for failing to break into the team for most of the campaign. However, in the latter months, the 19-year-old impressed and looks nailed on to start next season at left-back.
Many wrote Hall off for failing to break into the team for most of the campaign. However, in the latter months, the 19-year-old impressed and looks nailed on to start next season at left-back.

By his admission, those early days were tough as he struggled to cope with Howe’s demanding training sessions and move up north. Hall told NUFC TV: “Looking back on it (time out the team), it’s made me a lot stronger mentally than before. When I first came, if I’m being honest, I’m not sure I was myself when on the pitch.  “I wasn’t at the level I could’ve been at in training. That comes from travelling so far from home and living on your own. It was difficult. As training went on, I started to show signs of improvement. The gaffer and all the coaches were helping me. 

“After a few months, I felt like I was developing a rhythm in training and then it was (the case of) patiently waiting for my opportunity. It’s (Howe training) incredibly difficult - a lot harder than I thought it would be. Tactically and technically, you have to be superb and know exactly what he (Howe) wants you to do. 

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“It took me a while to adapt but I’m grateful for everything now. There’s a potential price tag at the end of the season. With me not playing, I could understand why fans, naturally, wondered what was going on. But for me, I’ve left that down to people behind the scenes. I want to help the team in whatever way I can.” And in his end of season post, Hall said it’s been “A season of valuable lessons and experiences which I’ll be forever grateful for. Thank you Geordies for your continued support.”

Hall’s teammates were quick to reply to the post, showing their support to the 19-year-old. But Joe White’s comment suggested just how difficult this season has been.

“Lessons! u r not wrong,” wrote the 21-year-old, alongside the emoji of a Magic 8 Ball.

It’s widely known that the £28m deal for the teenager has been sealed and Hall is already raring to go for next season.

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“I want to come back to pre-season sharp and, hopefully, next season, I can impact the team from the start,” Hall added. “I want to get as many minutes as I can to get to the very best level.

“I believe in myself and the gaffer has told me all the qualities I have. It’s about doing it consistently, with the right attitude, and always staying grounded.”

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