Alan Pardew ‘We Are Legend’
Speaking ahead of the FC Metalist match tonight, Alan Pardew has been talking about the emerging European clubs such as those in the Ukraine and Russia, compared to the old established ones such as…Newcastle United!
This is what the manager had to say;
“We’re obviously going up a level in terms of opposition, no disrespect to Bordeaux but Metalist are a little bit stronger than them and I think this a huge test for us.
We’re up against a new name really, in terms of European football.
We’re an old name and a legendary name in some ways, in European competition, we must make sure we renew our reputation”.
At times it is easy to put ourselves down and point to our obvious lack of trophies over the last few…years.
In terms of Europe though, Newcastle are one of a select few English clubs to have actually won a European trophy and of course only a handful of Premier League clubs have played more European matches than United.
What is more is that since the Champions League eliminator by Partizan Belgrade in 2003, Newcastle have played 22 home matches in the UEFA Cup/Europa League and are unbeaten, having won 18 and drawn 4.
In that context it would be a big shock if Newcastle were beaten tonight but i have a feeling the ‘legendary’ Newcastle United will put on a performance for us tonight.
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