Loss to Benfica should act as motivation for Newcastle United’s remaining Premier League fixtures.
Newcastle United head coach Alan Pardew was in an upbeat mood, despite the Magpies being knocked out of Europe by Benfica on Thursday night.
The Premier League outfit were trailing the Portuguese giants 3-1 after the first leg of their Europa League last-eight tie in Lisbon last week, and despite winning the return fixture 1-0 at St James’ Park, the North-East team were still eliminated 3-2 on aggregate.
However, Pardew said that there was still much to take from his side’s run all the way to the quarter-finals as he now eyes a top-ten finish in the Premier League.
Watch Pardew’s post-match press conference below: