Former Newcastle United midfielder Jermaine Jenas has backed the club to reach the quarter-finals of the 2023-24 Champions League.
Courtesy of a fourth-place finish in the Premier League last time out, Newcastle secured a return to Europe’s premier club competition for the first time since 2003.
Eddie Howe’s side kicked off their continental commitment with a goalless draw against AC Milan before thrashing Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain 4-1 thanks to goals from Miguel Almiron, Dan Burn, Sean Longstaff and Fabian Schar.
Jenas has now tipped his former club to make a deep run into the Champions League.
“Getting out of the group I think is definitely doable,” Jeans said on TNT Sports.
“I think a lot of people at the start were very worried but given their home form and given the ability to keep clean sheets as well that can see them through the group.
“From that point onwards you just don’t know – we saw it last year, AC Milan got to the semi-finals and that was not the best Milan we’ve ever seen.
“So it depends on the kind of draws you get but a quarter-final, that would be a great starting block into Champions League football. I believe they can get to a quarter-final.”
Newcastle currently sit top of Group F heading into their third game and Howe has urged his players to forget their emphatic win over PSG ahead of tonight’s clash against Borussia Dortmund in the first of two consecutive meetings against the Bundesliga outfit.
Having picked up six victories and two draws from their last eight outings across all competitions, Newcastle will back themselves to get the job done in front of their fans.
They have won five straight matches at St James’ Park dating back to mid-September.
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