Newcastle brag Eddie Howe is neither fazed nor amazed by the gulf betwixt his squad and the Premier League’s large guns this season.
he Magpies volition caput into Monday night’s location clash with Arsenal having failed to instrumentality a azygous constituent from their erstwhile 9 games against the existent apical 5 this play and with lone 4 goals to their sanction successful the process.
However, that is simply a concern helium afloat intends to code this summertime connected and disconnected the transportation aft guiding the nine to top-flight information with 2 games to spare.
Asked astir his side’s grounds against the division’s large guns, Howe said: “There’s a definite spread betwixt america and the apical sides but we’re not fazed by that, we’re not amazed by that.
“That’s wherever we are astatine the moment. We person to fig retired a mode of being much competitory successful those games and picking up points.
“There are definite games I look backmost connected and deliberation we should person got more, we should person done amended successful immoderate moments, but that’s a learning curve for america and that’s thing we’ll effort to code adjacent season.”
The occurrence oregon different of Newcastle’s summertime recruitment thrust – Howe has already warned fans not to expect monolithic concern aft a £90million-plus January spending spree – could dictate however effectual those efforts are, though the 44-year-old volition acceptable retired connected the adjacent signifier of his ngo having successfully completed the first.
Survival was the lone existent nonsubjective erstwhile helium took implicit the reins successful November past year, but specified is the occupation helium and his unit and players person done since that they volition attack their last 2 fixtures with 43 points already banked and knowing 3 much would correspond their champion full since they returned to the apical formation successful 2017.
Howe said: “Any people oregon nonsubjective that we tin walk is simply a bully thing. The astir important happening for maine is that we decorativeness the play good and we’re nonrecreational close to the extremity and we amusement our champion selves successful the adjacent 2 games.
“The erstwhile 2 games person been precise difficult, arsenic we know. We’ve played 2 world-class teams and they’ve been hard matches, but large for america successful presumption of knowing wherever we are and what we person to improve.
“These adjacent 2 are somewhat different, inactive precise pugnacious games, but we privation to spell retired good this season.”