Allan Saint-Maximin hasn’t scored a goal for Newcastle United in a long time.
The Frenchman hasn’t scored since January, after he scored the Magpies’ sole goal in a 1-1 tie with Watford.
That was his last goal, and he now has five Premier League goals to his credit this season. After Callum Wilson, he is our second highest scorer.
This is, surprisingly, his best goal-scoring season since joining the club.
That was the last time he scored, and he currently boasts a tally of five Premier League goals this season. That makes him our second top scorer behind Callum Wilson.
Interestingly, this is his best goalscoring season since joining the club.
One of his teammates, though, believes he should be scoring more frequently – albeit this isn’t entirely ASM’s fault.
Dan Burn believes Allan Saint-Maximin could hit double figures for Newcastle
Sky Sports interviewed Dan Burn and Ryan Fraser, and the two talked about their donning teammate.
“I just wish we could get him in forward positions more,” Burn said.
“He always seems to get the ball where he’s got to take on six or seven lads to create something. We want to get him in positions where he’s one-on-one with the left-back or stuff like that, because he’s very effective. He could easily get 15-20 goals a season.”
Saint-inherent Maximin’s aptitude is undeniable, yet his final output has always been questioned. He should be scoring more goals and contributing more assists, given his ability to take on players and create space.
But, as Burn points out, it could be due to the places in which he is receiving the ball.
Saint-Maximin was not to blame for his lack of goals, according to the January signing. He put the onus on himself and the other players to get Newcastle up the pitch.
The January signing wasn’t blaming Saint-Maximin for his lack of goals. If anything he put the onus on himself and the other players to get Newcastle higher up the pitch.
That’s where we can get more from Saint-Maximin. If he’s constantly getting the ball in the final third, he’s more likely to create a chance for himself or a teammate.
However, he often has to pick up possession deep. That’s where his insane dribbling can really get us up the pitch. It’s an incredible asset, but not one that is reflected by the stats.
Saint-Maximin is already a fan favourite, but he would be adored even more if he was able to hit double figures.
He’s never done it in his career so far, but Burn believes it’s possible.
Source: Gordie Boot Boys