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Pardew Wants A Trophy For His CV
Alan Pardew has told his players they can win the Europa League.
No British club has lifted the trophy in its various guises since Liverpool in 2000-01, and with Chelsea and Tottenham alongside Newcastle in the last 16, that is a situation which could well be remedied this season.
Alan Pardew: "We are in it to win it. There's no point saying to me, 'Would the quarter-finals be a great achievement for you in your managerial career?'
"It would be something I could put on my CV, but it wouldn't really mean much to me unless I win the trophy.
"I have been to the FA Cup final twice and lost twice, and I see this competition as a higher standard of competition.
"But I want to win and this club wants to win trophies, so we have a big agenda in front of us.
"There are some very, very good teams in this tournament and we are really looking forward to tomorrow's game.
"The standard will go up again.
"Either of these teams going through out of this particular tie will have a chance of winning it, I have no doubt about that."
Source: Newcastle United Mad
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