Eddie Howe didn't expect Newcastle United to play in the Champions League
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Newcastle United managed to secure a place in the top 4 and will play in the Champions League next season. Eddie Howe spoke to the media after the draw with Leicester City (0:0) about their ambitions this season. Their goal was to be in the upper part of the table.
However, they exceeded their goals. “It certainly wasn't top four.
You always have to hope and dream but we didn't feel we were ready for that after battling relegation.
It was about consolidating and becoming a better team.
And not have that flirtation with relegation. The lads have been unbelievable, their mentality, their attitude."- Howe said, as quoted by eurosport.com His goal is for Newcastle United to be equally good next season. Maybe their appetites will increase after this season.
"I want success massively for this football club,” -Howe said.
“The only difficult thing is that although you feel like you've achieved something great there is no trophy. We want to bring silverware here in the future."
Newcastle United is owned by the Saudi Public Investment Fund.
Huge money arrived at the club. However, Newcastle United still did not give much money for the big stars of the football scene. It seems that this summer will be the same. Eddie Howe is aware they have a tough transfer window ahead of them.
“There is a small pool of players we can recruit. We have to recruit wisely, which we have done. This will be our toughest transfer window,” he said. Sean Longstaff is one of the players who has been at Newcastle United for a long time.
He himself did not expect what happened. "If you told us two years ago this was going to happen, we wouldn't have believed you," -Longstaff said.
"We've beaten Juventus here 1-0 [in the Champions League], you see it on old DVDs. To be a part of this, I'm buzzing. It's going to be special."