Eddie Howe: "Bruno Guimaraes is better than Bruno Fernandes"
Heading to their weekend Premier League clash against United with just a point behind their opponents, Eddie Howe encouraged talk of a top-six finish this season as he claims Bruno Guimaraes is the “best Bruno” on Saturday.
Sitting Sixth in the Premier League table,Eddie Howe
's side has a tough challenge againstManchester United
on Sunday as their top-six aspirations will get tested.
Although during his reign atNewcastle United
, Howe has earned more points than Manchester United, Arsenal is the only "big six" team they have beaten as Howe demands a victory from Newcastle United over the Red Devils.
"I'm not looking for statement wins. I'm just looking for wins,"
"I'm just looking to try to win our next game.
"I always let you guys [the media] do your job, but my focus has to be day to day and week to week, and that's what it will be."
"There will be a lot of opinion and a lot of predicting of the future, and we can't get involved in that.
"It's a waste of my energy and the team's energy. Let's just focus on the next match."
Being asked whether Newcastle United has "the best Bruno in the Premier League" inGuimaraes
, Howe added:
"I think Bruno Fernandes is a fantastic player.
"I think they've actually got a lot of similarities to their games. I think technically they're very good.
"Maybe Bruno Fernandes plays a little bit higher up the pitch, but Bruno, our Bruno, can do exactly the same. He's got the versatility of playing deeper.
"They're two great technicians, and I enjoy watching both of them play."
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