Yankuba Minteh was making such an impression at Feyenoord that Eddie Howe openly considered bringing him back to Newcastle United in January at one point.
The Dutch media, however, swiftly dispelled that, explaining that it wasn’t a simple operation and that the Eredivisie side would need to authorise it.
But time has passed since then, and although he is still young and developing, his performance against Celtic in the Champions League midweek left journalist Sjoerd Mossou with a bad taste in his mouth. Mossou revealed his true feelings about the Newcastle player to the AD Voetbal Podcast, which Voetbal4U retransmitted.
There was potential to do better in the European competition than only place third in the group after the defeat to the Scottish squad was described as “disappointing and completely unnecessary.”
The Newcastle loanee is one example of the team that he believed was too strong for Slot to handle in the Champions League.
It’s also there that you don’t have Champions League caliber players in every position, according to Mossou. We must also keep that in mind. At least the level they are now at, Ivanusec and Minteh belong in the Conference League. That is really insufficient, and you have now dropped points once more.