Former Newcastle United forward David Ginola says the Magpies have a ‘bright future’ despite suffering defeat to Manchester United in the Carabao Cup final.
First-half goals from Casemiro and the in-form Marcus Rashford were enough to condemn Eddie Howe’s brave Magpies to a defeat to end their six-year wait for a trophy.
Newcastle came close to ending their 68-year wait for a major honour, but it was not to be.
However, getting to the final is a positive step forward for the Magpies, who are a few years away from becoming a major force in the game.
Ginola, who represented the Tyneside club between 1995 and 1997 before joining Tottenham Hotspur, believes Newcastle will excel in the future.
“They take the game the perfect way,” Ginola said (via Football Daily). “They tried to construct the game, but Manchester United did well.
“But I want to say that I can predict a bright future for Newcastle because this season, they prove that they start to build the foundation, the wall and the roof, and not the other way around.
“I think it’s important, and it gives a good idea of what Newcastle will be in the future.”
Newcastle are yet to dip into the wealth of their new owners, but they have started to assert themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the Premier League.
They are currently fifth in the table, having lost just two of their 23 games, sitting four points behind Tottenham with two games in hand.
Howe’s side are major contenders for a place in next season’s Champions League. If they achieve the feat, it will prove monumental in their bid to become major players in the upper echelons of European football.