Vincent Kompany has given Newcastle United some ‘important’ Champions League advice ahead of their first home fixture in the competition in almost 20 years.
Newcastle host Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain at St James’ Park on Wednesday night (8 p.m. kick-off) after defeating Burnley 2-0 on Saturday. It was Newcastle’s fourth win in five games without allowing a goal.
And Burnley manager Vincent Kompany, who led Manchester City during their rise from a mid-table Premier League side to one of Europe’s finest club clubs, has some words of advice for Newcastle’s Champions League chances this season.
“It’s difficult to say [how they will perform],” Kompany remarked following his team’s 2-0 loss at St James’ Park.Aside from PSG, Borussia Dortmund, and AC Milan,
. Last month, the Magpies opened their Champions League campaign with a 0-0 draw against Milan at the San Siro.
“The one thing I know is that I went through this transition with Manchester City, where you go from never playing in the Champions League or not playing for a long time to your first season back.”
“The important thing is to gain experience and try to play your game.” Of course, the Champions League is the highest level, but the Premier League has advanced to the point where I don’t believe any English teams need to be fearful of the major sides in the Champions League.”
Newcastle has been drawn into the Champions League for this season.