Sun 24 Mar 2024, 11:59 · Ash Harrison

'Unbelievable': Guimaraes reacts to facing Anthony Gordon and sets out NUFC's goal this season

'Unbelievable': Guimaraes reacts to facing Anthony Gordon and sets out NUFC's goal this season
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Bruno Guimaraes and Anthony Gordon faced off on opposite sides at Wembley last night as Brazil beat England 1-0 in a friendly.

The two Newcastle United players clashed several times throughout the game as Anthony Gordon made his senior debut for England playing with the same intensity as he does for Newcastle, impressing with his workrate and desire.

Gordon came close to scoring a few times but left the field with the score still 0-0 and was replaced by Marcus Rashford. A couple of minutes later Bruno Guimaraes was also withdrawn. Both players ended the game unscathed which is all we could have asked for.

After the game, journalist Daniel Wales caught up with Bruno to ask him about facing his clubmate.


Bruno Guimaraes said he was very happy for Anthony Gordon

Bruno admitted he was surprised to see Gordon in the starting lineup.

'Unbelievable. To be honest I was not expecting him to start. It was great, it was unbelievable for me. Hopefully, he will get more minutes. He did very well, I'm very happy for him."

Wales then asked Guimaraes what the goals are for Newcastle this season and whether Europe is still a possibility.

"Europe. Europe. Our goal is Europe. I think we can get Europe at least, we can get it for our fans, they deserve at least to play in Europe again next season."


Newcastle could be in trouble if they don't grab a European place this season

Guimaraes' demeanour when answering about qualifying for Europe was quite telling, giving off the feeling that there may be trouble ahead should Newcastle miss out on qualifying for any European competition this season.

The Shields Gazette reported the other day that a Premier League club can not activate Bruno's release clause, but if Newcastle don't gain a European spot this season, his head could be turned by a move abroad this summer, however, it's only likely that Paris Saint-Germain would be able to afford him - and we can't see him moving back to France.

Still, the fear that we could lose our star man so soon should be enough of an incentive to get climbing that Premier League table. Nobody is ready to see Bruno leave the club. The meltdown would be next level if that were to happen.