Pardew Sets A Date For Amsterdam

03 March 2013 12:54
Alan Pardew believes they can go all the way in the Europa League this season and lift the trophy.

United take on Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala on Thursday in the first leg of their last-16 tie.

Newcastle are one of three Premier League clubs along with Chelsea and Tottenham still in the competition and Pardew feels his side have as good a chance of anyone else left in the tournament to reach the final in Amsterdam.

Alan Pardew: "Now we are in what I would call the real nitty-gritty of the competition, I think all 16 teams left are really focused on it.

"This is a big trophy to win for all the clubs, and I include the bigger ones such as Chelsea. Trust me on that.

"Do we have a chance to win? I think we have as good a chance as anyone else."

Europa League:

Plzen v FenerbahceBenfica v BordeauxAnzhi Mackhachkala v NewcastleVfB Stuttgart v LazioTottenham v Inter MilanLevante v Rubin KazanBasel v Zenit St PetersburgSteaua Bucuresti v Chelsea

•The last-16 first legs are to be played March 7; the second legs to be played March 14.

Source: Newcastle United Mad