Shearer convinced Newcastle can win Europa League

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer is confident of their Europa League chances against Benfica. Shearer thinks the current Toon side can succeed.

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer is confident of their Europa League chances against Benfica.

Shearer thinks the current Toon side can succeed.

He said: “When they drew ­Benfica, it did bring all those memories flooding back.

“But the first thing I thought was how lucky they were to have the ­second leg at St James’. That can be a big advantage.

“They’ve got a good chance. The additions made in January have made all the difference.

“I have no worries about them being relegated, though I did ­before all those signings. The squad’s been strengthened with quality additions.”

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