Eddie Howe warns Milan

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Eddie Howe’s words on the eve of Newcastle-Milan

On the eve of the very delicate challenge against AC Milan that is valid for the last day of the group stage of the Champions League, Newcastle coach Eddie Howe, during the pre-match press conference, wanted to emphasize the importance of being able to play for access to the round of 16 in front of their fans. 

"We are very positive approaching this match. It will be a special night: all we can do è win the game and do our best. This year for us è it has been difficult to play away from home. When we play at St. James Park and when the games count, our fans are always a positive factor for us and I am sure they will help us out. The last two games away from home have gone badly for a variety of reasons, but not because of a lack of character and personality" in my players" began the Magpies’ coach.

"Being here to play these challenges è special. Before the PSG game the situation was different, now we are here to play for qualification to the round of 16, but the goal è definitely improve the bad performance we did against Tottenham. We desperately want to stay in the Champions League, last year we gave everything to qualify and we don&#39t want to give up so quickly. We definitely would not have wanted to depend on others on the last day, but still having a part of destiny in our hands è important. We respect Milan, but we have to do everything to try to win and repeat the excellent performance of the first leg" continued the Bianconeri coach.

"Should we reach the round of 16 it would be an extraordinary achievement for us. We can only try to stay focused on our competition without thinking about the Dortmund challenge. We are hungry, we want at all costs to stay in the Champions League and then continue the comeback in the Premier League. Thinking about what è happened in Paris will not help us beat Milan. We will need psychological work to charge the players, but we also want to redeem the last league outings, even if we are tired and full of injuries" concluded Eddie Howe.

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