Newcastle’s Sean Longstaff has revealed he requested for Kylian Mbappe’s shirt, moments after smashing his Paris Saint-Germain facet 4-1.
Champions League soccer is again at St. James’ Park and Newcastle placed on a present for its first match in 20 years as they blitzed by the French giants.
Miguel Almiron, Dan Burn, Longstaff and Fabian Schar all bought on the scoresheet to obliterate PSG 4-1, as Lucas Hernandez grabbed a comfort purpose.
Each Burn and Longstaff are native Geordies, including additional frenzy to a crowd that wanted no impetus to get carried away.
Mbappe, in the meantime, had an evening to neglect, failing to actually take a look at Nick Pope and was largely on the peripherals – although Longstaff nonetheless admitted he coveted his shirt.
Chatting with TNT Sports activities after the match, the midfielder stated: “I used to be blocking him from a goal-kick so I attempted to get it for my little brother.
“So hopefully, I nonetheless get it!”
Longstaff’s little brother will finish the night time upset, although, as Kieran Trippier was seen afterward by TNT Sports activities because the night time was coming to an in depth.
Strolling subsequent to the right-back was his younger son, who was sporting a PSG shirt.
Once they took a better take a look at who it as on the again, it was – guess who – Mbappe, revealing that Trippier was the person to go away St. James’ Park with the dream shirt.
Earlier than the match had even began, the defender admitted his son solely needed to fulfill the PSG celebrity.
Trippier stated on Tuesday: “I used to be having banter with him (his son) final night time.
“He needed to stroll out with him as an alternative of me, it was one thing I wasn’t actually pleased with. He’s all the time watching his clips on YouTube. I instructed him, if you happen to stroll out with him, do not take a look at me within the tunnel.”
Whereas Mbappe could be one of many largest names in soccer, it was Longstaff who outshone him as he grabbed his first Champions League purpose.
Simply 5 minutes after half-time with the Magpies already flying at 2-0 up, they got here straight out of the traps with actual zest as soon as once more.
PSG failed to select up Longstaff, who had the liberty to parade into the customer’s field unmarked earlier than being discovered by a easy Trippier cross.
The 25-year-old then smashed a shot at purpose, going by Gianluigi Donnarumma and into the web to make it 3-0 and spark wild celebrations.
Longstaff added: “It’s some night time. I believe we knew as a bunch that it was going to be particular with the environment and stuff.
“For me and Burny to attain on an evening like tonight is fairly surreal. I’m misplaced for phrases actually.”
Newcastle end Wednesday night time high of their Champions League group after a 0-0 on the San Siro in opposition to AC Milan within the first consequence.
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