Newcastle striker Ameobi insists Europa League not second-rate

Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi insists the Europa League is not Mickey Mouse. Ameobi doesn’t regard the competition as second rate.

Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi insists the Europa League is not Mickey Mouse.

Ameobi doesn’t regard the competition as second rate.

He told the Mirror: “You’re playing in Europe so that means you have done something right.

“Look at the likes of Atletico Madrid, who won it (the Europa League) last year. They are a fantastic outfit who play some great football, so there are some great teams in the competition.”

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