Bruno Guimaraes predicts Newcastle can break into the Premier League’s top six next season in Eddie Howe’s Saudi revolution

BULLISH Bruno Guimaraes is confident Newcastle can surprise the top six next season – warning this is just the beginning for the battered Magpies.

The Brazilian midfielder has boldly claimed he has moved to Tyneside to play Champions League football following his £35million January arrival from Lyon.


Bruno Guimaraes predicts a European place for Newcastle next season.Credit: getty

And after the Saudi-owned Toon went from major relegation contenders to an 11th in the last term under Eddie Howe, Bruno reckons they can now force their way into Europe.

He said: “We can surprise others. We have the quality and the coach is so intelligent that we can do it.

“We dream of the Champions League.

“We know the big six have good teams, so we have to be calm – step by step we can get there.

“This is just the beginning. We can dream higher.”

The samba star, 24, proposed to his girlfriend Ana in Greece over the summer holidays and is also due to have a baby.

He has fully settled in the North East and his English has improved dramatically since January after attending lessons almost every day.

Bruno added from Newcastle’s pre-season training camp in Austria: “I feel at home now.

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“The last time I felt that way was when I played for Audax, my first club in Brazil.

“I’m getting married next year and we’re also expecting a baby.

“We are so happy, it’s such a special moment, the most special time in my personal and professional life.

“I’m living my dreams in Newcastle.

Bruno has eight caps in Brazil and looks set to head to Qatar with the five-time World Cup winners.

On Friday, he came off the bench against 1860 Munich in his first game since the international summer, scoring a goal and an assist in a scintillating 29-minute cameo.

The Toon Army favorite has admitted that boot camp has left him “dead” and he needs a long lie-in.

And looking at the World Cup, he said: “I have no words to talk about the World Cup because when I was a kid I always dreamed of this moment and that it would come. It’s special.”

“When I sleep, I think about winning it.

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