“And he’s from Real Madrid!
“So now it’s time to let him fly. Let’s look at the positives. Let’s support him. When he came into the team I thought he did a great job. Not only was he making runs down the middle but he was coming back.
“He was like a Duracell battery,” Keown continued.
“Keep him in the team. Play him. You’ve seen what you’ve done with Smith Rowe and Saka. Support him.”
Against the Magpies, with one eye on Thursday’s second leg, Martinelli was handed a rare start and impressed from his left-wing berth.