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Howe not giving up on European Dream

“We will do everything we can,” said Eddie Howe ahead of Newcastle United’s Champions League Clash against AC Milan.

Newcastle United must win against AC Milan at St. James’ Park to secure qualification for the round of 16 and hope Paris Saint Germain drops points away in Germany against Borussia Dortmund, who have already qualified. 

The Magpies sit third in Group F on level points with Milan and two points behind second-place PSG. 

“I think it would be an incredible achievement, if we could (qualify).

“I think we are very positive going into the game. All we can do is try and give our best performance, we will try everything. 

“We have worked so hard to be in this position in the first place. Our intention, myself, the players, the coaching staff is to win the match.”

The last time these two sides played each other was Matchday 1 away at the San Siro, in which the result was a 0-0 draw. 

Newcastle’s destiny is out of their hands after a deflating and controversial draw with PSG on matchday 5. 

Newcastle United have a growing injury list, which now includes Nick Pope, who is expected to be out for four months with a shoulder injury.

Sean Longstaff and Callum Wilson could start, having returned from injury on Sunday and coming off the bench in Newcastle’s 4-1 Defeat to Tottenham Hotspur. 

“I have some big calls to make for the first time in a long time, said Howe

“It was great to see them both back involved , but we need to make the right decision for the team.”

Eddie Howe does not want to give up on Europe just yet, but he will have a very nervy 90 minutes tomorrow night when his Newcastle side takes on AC Milan. 

Newcastle United vs AC Milan is an 8 PM Kick-off live on TNT Sports 1