Pardew warns Newcastle fans: We won't be gung-ho against Benfica

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has warned fans to be patient in the opening exchanges against Europa League opponents Benfica.

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has warned fans to be patient in the opening exchanges against Europa League opponents Benfica.

Newcastle go into the Europa League quarter-final second leg looking to overturn a 3-1 deficit against the Portuguese giants who are on a 31-match unbeaten run.

And the Toon boss said: “Our fans need to understand that if we go gung-ho looking for two quick goals, we’re going to get killed.

“Benfica have real quality on the break. We’ve got to be very intelligent and we must be patient.”

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