Eddie Howe has reveal out a secret weapon style of play to his players ahead of ahead of PSG

Newcastle United’s style of play has gained high accolades under Eddie Howe. This season, Newcastle United’s secret weapon has caused problems for one or two clubs. Eddie Howe has converted the Magpies from one of the division’s most lethargic teams to one of its most intense. Teams now expect a high-energy and intense game when they face the Magpies, whether it’s their relentless attack or their desire to press and harry their opponents out of possession. This passion and tenacity earned them a top-four finish last season and has contributed to their strong start this season.

Their intense style of play may come as no surprise to Newcastle fans who have watched it develop over the last two years under Howe, but it is clear that it is finally being recognized outside of the club, with opponents and neutrals alike seeing the threats that Newcastle possesses both on and off the ball. Pep Guardiola is just one of the many people who have lauded the Magpies’ style of play this season, delivering Newcastle the ultimate accolade back in August.

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Speaking after their Premier League meeting with Newcastle – one the Citizens would win 1-0 courtesy of a Julian Alvarez strike – Guardiola admitted he had to change his tactics to stop his team being ‘destroyed’ by the Magpies. Guardiola said: “We won already one title, we are six points from six, we have scored goals, we don’t concede much chances, not even at Burnley and against Newcastle; an exceptional, exceptional team.

“We spoke a lot; in an open game, in a transition game, they will destroy us, so we have to make a lot of control with a lot of passes. That’s why we put a lot of players in the middle to have extra, extra passes, and in the right moment we will find the moment.” Guardiola’s fear of being ‘destroyed’ in the middle of the pitch by Newcastle has been echoed recently by World Cup winner Frank Leboeuf. Speaking ahead of PSG’s Champions League match at St James’ Park, the former Chelsea man admitted that PSG had to ‘stay focused’ or else they would ‘get smashed’ by their opponents.
Speaking to CasinosEnLigne.com, Lebouef said: “PSG’s Champions League group is tough, despite what people say. They’re going to find a great atmosphere at St. James’ Park – I experienced it and it was never easy. There’ll be 52,000 in black and white cheering Newcastle on.

“Newcastle are at their best when they play like old-school English sides, with long balls, pressing, and fighting spirit.” PSG must keep focused with 52,000 crazed Geordies on their side or they will be destroyed.

“If Luis Enrique and PSG can get through the first 15 minutes, they can turn the tide, but the early stages will be hell.” PSG could lose if Newcastle starts well and scores early. However, I believe it is the only way for Newcastle to win.”

Newcastle’s next challenge will be to maintain this level of intensity while their fixture schedule – and injury list – mounts up due to league, cup, and European obligations.

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