Mon 23 Oct 2023, 13:59 · Ash Harrison

‘Adamant’: Newcastle skipper says how he felt going up against Kylian Mbappe and PSG

‘Adamant’: Newcastle skipper says how he felt going up against Kylian Mbappe and PSG
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Jamaal Lascelles is currently enjoying an extended run in the Newcastle United first team.

The club captain has had to make do with being a part of the Newcastle bench under Eddie Howe, but that's never stopped Lascelles from giving his absolute all for the club on and off the pitch.

While Kieran Trippier tends to wear the armband in Lascelles' absence, he's more than happy to hand it back to the former Nottingham Forest man when he's playing, and there's no ego on either side with both valuing each other's opinions.

Lascelles says he was adamant Newcastle could defeat PSG

Due to an injury to Sven Botman, Lascelles has found himself a regular starter recently and to give credit where it's due, he's been phenomenal. We were terrified when Botman's injury was announced as he's such a big player for the club, but we've hardly even noticed his absence such is the great job Lascelles is doing.

Now the skipper has caught up with NUFC's official site to talk about his run in the side where he shared his mindset going into that Champions League game against Paris Saint-Germain where he was responsible for keeping one of the world's best players, Kylian Mbappé quiet.

"I was adamant we'd beat them. There's not a team on the planet that can come to St. James' and have their own way regardless of individuals, the badge they play for or how much money they've been bought for."

The skipper's confidence is evidence of the belief inside the club

Check out Captain Confident! I mean, it paid off so he had every right to be, but that attitude, that belief is everything right with Newcastle at the minute. Every player knows what's expected of them and every player believes they can reach that level.

With Borussia Dortmund up next on Wednesday, the players will no doubt be full of confidence after making such light work of Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Lascelles will be in the defence again after Eddie Howe said after the Crystal Palace win that Sven Botman could be out for another two weeks.