Following Newcastle United’s historic 4-1 Champions League victory over Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday night, former Chelsea and England defender John Terry showered the team with praise.
Miguel Almiron, Dan Burn, Sean Longstaff, and Fabian Schar put PSG to the sword in Newcastle’s first Champions League group stage match at St James’ Park in over two decades.
After two matches, The Magpies were in first place in Group F, also known as “the group of death,” making the rest of Europe sit up and take notice.
And Terry, a 2012 Champions League champion with Chelsea, tweeted a number of positive words for Newcastle head coach Eddie Howe and his team.
“Wow… Newcastle Utd,” Terry said during the game. “What a big performance this is. I love watching them play.”
Newcastle had just 26% possession in the match but still managed to limit PSG to just two shots on target in the match.
“Just re-watched the Newcastle game from last night, so refreshing watching them play, tactically excellent,” Terry added the following day. “The passion from the players and supporters is superb and exciting to watch rather than making 100 passes and going nowhere, Newcastle play with a purpose. Eddie Howe [clap emoji].
“Also unbelievable recruitment.”
Since Newcastle were taken over just under two years ago, the club has spent around £400million on new players. While three of their four scorers on Wednesday were at the club prior to the takeover, players purchased over the last 24-months such as Kieran Trippier, Bruno Guimaraes and obviously Dan Burn played a crucial role in the win as well.