Man City manager Pep Guardiola backs Newcastle saying "potential is there"

In today's Newcastle news - Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola backs Newcastle United to succeed in his press conference after the FA Cup game.
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Newcastle United suffered a crushing defeat at the Etihad in the hands of Manchester City which ended all hopes of a trophy for the Geordies this season. After a successful last season, the Magpies were hoping for a successful run this season also. But, injuries and suspension to Sandro Tonali meant that the season for the Magpies would not be as successful as everyone thought. Newcastle missed plenty of their stars for a long period of time which caused the downfall of Eddie Howe and his men. Also, the Financial Fair Play restrictions prevented Newcastle from signing reinforcements. However, after the devastating loss to the defending champions, Manchester City, Newcastle fans will find some encouragement as the best manager in the world right now, Pep Guardiola backs Newcastle to be successful in the coming years during his post-match press conference. This is a Newcastle news that every fan will love.

Newcastle news: Pep Guardiola backs Newcastle

Newcastle United fans will find some encouragement as during the post-match press conference, the Manchester City manager spoke highly about Newcastle. He pointed out one aspect of this season of the Magpies that no one is talking about. He talked about the number of games that the Magpies had to play this season in comparison to the last season and concluded that Newcastle will learn the lessons from this experience. He said;

" I’m sure they’ll take lessons because the potential is there. Last season was unbelievable, but they played one game a week. This season they’ve played a lot, and it’s completely different.

When you have experience, you can handle the training and the minutes. I’m pretty sure they will learn the lessons and take decisions to try and still be there."

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