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Bordeaux The Big Challenge For Pardew
Published : 04 Oct 2012 13:34:07Rss feed
Bordeaux beat Club Brugge 4-0 in the first round of group matches, while Newcastle were held to a goalless draw in Madeira by Maritimo.
Bordeaux manager, Francis Gillot, believes Alan Pardew’s team is the strongest in their Europa League group.
Francis Gillot: “It’s an exciting match in prospect.
“There will be a lot of people in the stadium, and I think Newcastle are the best team in the group.
“They’ve got a fantastic stadium, and there’s a lot of passion here. I hope my players can meet the challenge.
“It’s fantastic for my players to play here. It’ll be a magical occasion – England is the home of football. I hope there’s a lot of passion.
“We’ve come here to win the game and not just make up the numbers.
“I think the most important game is always the next game.”