Agbonlahor was so thrilled with Newcastle’s performance against PSG that he made his own daring prediction. Gabby Agbonlahor, a former Aston Villa striker, believes Newcastle United can win all of their UEFA Champions League home games this season.
The Magpies swept past Ligue 1 champions PSG at St. James’ Park on Tuesday evening, winning ter4-1 thanks to goals from Miguel Almiron, Dan Burn, Sean Longstaff, and Fabian Schar.
Eddie Howe’s team currently sits atop Group F, with both Borussia Dortmund and AC Milan coming to town, and they still maintain an unblemished record in Europe following their 0-0 draw with the Rossoneri on Matchday one.
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On Tuesday morning, Agbonlahor was full of admiration for a team he faced many times during his lengthy playing career with the Villans, arguing that complete credit must go to Howe and his coaching staff for the way they limited les Parisiens to very little during the 90 minutes.
“You have to give big credit to Eddie Howe who he didn’t give all the respect to PSG, the way they pressed from the front, I thought [Anthony] Gordon and [Miguel] Almiron set the tempo and you can see from the first 3-4 minutes the fans fed off that,” he began via TalkSPORT.
”Gordon chased one down and it went out for a goal kick, the fans were all cheering. That set the tempo and the longer the game went on, it was as if Newcastle’s players thought ‘these aint all that!’ You get 2 or 3 bodies around [Kylian] Mbappe and [Ousmane] Dembele and the rest of the team look average. [Goncalos] Ramos, [Randal Kolo] Muani both did nothing in the game. I think you have to get credit to Eddie Howe and the tactics, as you could tell they were organised.
“I truly believe they can win every home game.” I believe that what they demonstrated last night, on the front foot, proved that they have some incredibly dangerous players, and that many will underestimate how excellent Newcastle are, as they will discover when they visit St. James’ Park.”