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Shola ‘You Never Know What Is Around The Corner’

8 years ago
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In the lead up to Thursday night in Lisbon, Newcastle United’s most experienced European campaigner has been reminiscing about past European nights.

If he makes it onto the pitch against Benfica, Shola Ameobi will make it fifty European appearances and overtake Alan Shearer’s forty nine.

This is what Shola had to say in an exclusive interview with the Chronicle;

“Before the Anzhi match I said to the lads ‘this doesn’t happen every season’, I’ve had to wait eight years to experience it again.

We have to make the most of it, we’ve got to go out there and give it everything.

I came into a team in the Champions League and I thought this was what it was supposed to be like!

I’ve tried to explain to two of the young lads they might think that, as I did, but we have to enjoy and make the most of it.

“You never know what is around the corner.”

I recently was watching a compilation of Shola’s goals and scoring goals away at the likes of Barcelona and Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions league showed what potential the striker had.

It is open to debate whether he ever fulfilled that potential but Shola could be an important factor (especially if we get a penalty…) in this Benfica double header, with Papiss Cisse the only other senior striking option.

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