Magpies new boy hails influence of Steve Bruce
The 22-year-old Brazilian became Newcastle's most expensive player this week when he completed a reported £40million move from Hoffenheim by signing a six-year deal. Joelinton said Newcastle had tried to sign him in January and that it made no difference Rafael Benitez had since been replaced by Bruce, who has already made a big impression on the striker. 'He's a great guy and that father-style is not just with me, it's with the entire squad,' Joelinton said. 'But he's also very demanding on the pitch. I saw that in the first training session. Training is very intense and I like that, that's important. 'Off the pitch as well, he talks to all the players and I think that relationship is really important.' Meanwhile, the player is also ready to live up to the high expectations of the Newcastle fans. 'I think it's normal for fans, but I believe they are behind us and I hope I can make them happy this season,' he added. 'I'm also very happy that my transfer has brought some joy to them and hopefully I'll increase that happiness with every game.'