Javier Manquillo has just signed a new four-year deal that will keep him at Newcastle for the next four years.
And he may get another start against Manchester City in the FA Cup quarter-finals against reigning FA Cup holders Manchester City on Sunday night.
There again, Steve Bruce could bring in DeAndre Yedlin, Emil Krafth, or Valentino Lazaro for a run-out.
This is what Manquillo (shown above) had to say about this tough tie to nufcTV:
“I think it’s going to be really tough game and at the same time a vital one for us. We’ll have to be fully focused and concentrating hard because we know we’re up against a great opponent.”
“The best way of defending against them (Manchester City) is to stick together as a group and to work hard as a team.”
“We’ve got to keep our concentration throughout the entire 90 minutes because if you lose focus for the slightest moment, they will score against you almost at will.”
“That’s why it’s such an important occasion for us. I think it’s been a long time without lifting a trophy.”
“In what’s left of the league campaign this season, I don’t think we can either climb the table or drop dramatically.”
“So I reckon that the cup is the most important thing for us now.”