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"11/10!": Legendary NUFC striker says he's off the scale excited for the visit of PSG

"11/10!": Legendary NUFC striker says he's off the scale excited for the visit of PSG
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Alan Shearer gave himself a score of "11" this morning on BBC Breakfast when asked how "giddy" he was for the return of Champions League football to St. James' Park after two decades.

Shearer says he will be one of us tonight

The club legend and all-time top goalscorer plans to celebrate the occasion with "a glass or two of wine somewhere, or a pint of Guinness".

He'll be watching the game inside the stadium with his son, Will, who has taken a day off work and is travelling up from London for the occasion.

Shearer is planning to get to the stadium early—something both the club and Wor Flags have asked all supporters to do—and says he'll be "a fan, like everyone else" and is planning to enjoy it.

Here's the full clip, courtesy of the BBC Breakfast X account:

The striker played in the Champions League himself

Even though he enjoyed two campaigns in Europe's premier club competition as a player—in 1995/96 with Blackburn Rovers and in 2002/03 with his beloved Magpies—Shearer is headed to St. James' Park tonight to support Eddie Howe's side like any other fan.

All-in-all, "Super Al" played in 16 Champions League, starting 10 for Newcastle and scoring six times. He also collected a retrospective ban from the home game with Inter Milan and missed two matches, having been caught on camera landing an elbow on Fabio Cannavaro.

He also sat out the entirety of the club's 1996/97 debut in the competition, which included the famous 3-2 win over Barcelona, due to the devastating pre-season knee injury he picked up at Goodison Park.

Enjoy the drinks, Al, and more importantly, "Enjoy the game!"

UPDATE: He's already on it, with Rob Lee no less: