“We’re not disappointed” Eddie Howe reacts on Newcastle drawing against Milan

Eddie Howe, Newcastle United (Photo by Neal Simpson/Sportsphoto/Allstar via Getty Images)
Eddie Howe, Newcastle United (Photo by Neal Simpson/Sportsphoto/Allstar via Getty Images) /

Newcastle got a much-needed point at San Siro. They faced AC Milan in their first game back in the Champions League. Eddie Howe seems happy with the point.

Newcastle manager Eddie Howe seems ‘not disappointed’ with a point at San Siro. The Magpies had to fight hard at San Siro for a point and due to the brilliance of Trippier and Nick Pope who certainly got the Tyneside out of jail, Newcastle were able to open their account in the group of death table in the Champions League. Newcastle’s performance wasn’t great. However, Eddie Howe wonderfully summed up the night for the Magpies by saying;

"“We’re not disappointed with the result. Perhaps we lacked a bit of luck. To move forward in this tournament we will have to do better, but let’s not focus on the negatives. We will improve and we will see a different Newcastle in our next game.”"

Eddie Howe also appreciated the job Tonali did in the game and this match was very ‘emotional’ for the Italian midfielder;

"“Sandro [Tonali] did a good job, it was a very emotional match for him. He did well in the first half and it helped us a lot.”"

The Newcastle manager also admitted that their ‘defending was a bit loose’ but they ‘defended the 18-yard box perfectly’. Eddie Howe knows that his team ‘can grow and improve’ from this performance. He is feeling ‘positive’ about the next game. Howe also acknowledged the importance of away points by saying;

"“We have to aim to qualify. I don’t know how many points will be needed but the away points are certainly precious.”"

Eddie Howe’s aim to qualify for the next round might seem a bit far-fetched but Newcastle showed that they have the grit and tenacity to progress. It will be interesting to see how this ‘group of death’ unfolds. But, Newcastle fans have every right to be excited.

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