Newcastle lives one of its happiest moments in years. Having flirted with relegation for several seasons, the northern English club are now enjoying qualifying for the upcoming UEFA Champions League.
This is the third participation of the Magpies in the continental competition, which they had not played since the 2003-04 season. Joelinton was key in this achievement, and after having reached the goal, he expressed his joy.
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Joelinton, eager to play the Champions League with Newcastle
“It is a moment of extreme happiness for all of us. indescribable feeling. We know how much the club has prepared and structured for this moment. It is a collective work, in which players, coaching staff, managers and all employees participate. Each one has its importance in this moment that we are living,” said the Brazilian after the 0-0 draw against Leicester that sealed his classification.
“It was a process to achieve this, and only with a lot of work and dedication we were able to achieve it. And all the most special confirming this vacancy within our house. I already had the opportunity to play in the Champions League, and it will be special to play again, now for Newcastle. This club trusted my work and now let’s celebrate this goal together,” he added.
Newcastle secured their place in the top 4 by reaching 70 points from 37 games. Although Manchester United can take third place from them, the Magpies can no longer be fifth, because Liverpool have 66 points in 37 games.