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Magpie Reveals Role International Boss Wants Him To Play



Bruno Guimaraes has given an interesting interview to French outlet L’Equipe which Sport Witness has translated and published. Newcastle’s star playmaker has touched on the difference in his role on Tyneside with that of his former club Lyon.

Bruno has taken Newcastle by storm, especially in front of goal, with 8 goals in 31 appearances since his arrival in January. That output drastically differs from his 3 goals in 71 appearances with Lyon. The difference comes down to the way Eddie Howe has utilized the Brazilian international.

In his comments to L’Equipe, Bruno revealed that Brazilian boss Tite plans to use him as Howe has in more of a creative role rather than the defensive one at Lyon. Here is what the recently-turned 25-year-old told the French outlet:

“I never doubted my quality. When I arrived, we had to keep up. This season we’ve had a great run.

“But my role here is completely different from my role in Lyon, I play like a number 8. I often find myself on the edge of the box to pass or score.

“I think that among midfielders, only Kevin De Bruyne is more involved in goal actions in the Championship. That means I do some interesting things. I like this game, defending and attacking. I’m freer than at OL.

“There, I was considered as a retriever who doesn’t have to pass the midfield too much. At Newcastle, I’m a creator. And Tite also wants to use me like that.”

While Guimaraes has anchored the three-man midfield for much of this season, he has consistently contributed to the attack. The hamstring injury to Jonjo Shelvey, who played the deeper role last season, has kept Bruno deeper to start this season.

Newcastle are in the hunt for a holding midfielder to free Bruno up even more. His exploits on Tyneside will hopefully result in more opportunities in this year’s World Cup. Bruno has 8 caps but his new attacking prowess should see him build on that in Qatar.

Which Would You Prefer Newcastle Achieve This Season?

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76 comments so far

  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Nov 19, 2022 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #1

    pug power

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Nov 19, 2022 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #2

    Do I get a trophy? And a European spot?

    2
  • Assassins Inc

    Nov 19, 2022 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #3

    Mother farming bus.

    The blueprint isn’t cast in stone but along the similar lines at Man City.

    The Newcastle United connection is crazy.

    In 2008 they had their takeover.
    Before that there major honor was the
    Second Division title under our very own King Kev who guided the team back into the top flight in 2001.

    As far as major domestic honors are concerned, you have to go further back back. City beat Newcastle United 2-1 in front of 100,000 fans at Wembley to lift the old League Cup in March 1976
    You see the Newcastle connection, crazy.

    It took about three years for the first trophy after owners’ investments May 2011 when City lifted the FA Cup beating Stoke City and only by one goal.

    We may be ahead with team build and getting things working quicker, win the league? would be the dream, we could, you never know, coin toss 50/50.

    Win a cup, 70/30, didn’t expect anything for the first few years after takeover, so if we did that would be amazing, so cup for me seems more doable.

    5
  • cyprus

    Nov 19, 2022 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #4

    So, lemme qualify Neil’s question and you may see your opinion shifting:

    Which Would You Prefer Newcastle Achieve This Season?

    1. Winning a cup and getting relegated or even dicing with relegation as per past usual.

    2..Finishing top four, thus solidifying our position, attracting super players and becoming an established power, and routinely winning a couple cups a year thereafter.

    That ain’t fair, you say?

    Exactly 😉

    1
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 19, 2022 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #5

    I’ll spare mine 😀

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 19, 2022 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #6
  • investinyouthtoon

    Nov 19, 2022 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #7

    Now Neil why can’t we have our cake and eat it, by winning a cup and finishing top 4? I personally feel top 4 is a few years away for the owners ambitions, and we should go for a cup this season.

    Can’t we not just all sit back and enjoy this ride EH and the owners are taking us all on. I for one am enjoying every minute of it. Long may it continue.

    HWTL

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  • cyprus

    Nov 19, 2022 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #8

    Last (not so) philosophical nugget.

    You folks are right. If you’re good enough to be top four, stats say you’re good enough to put a cup of two in your cupboard as well.

    Fergie played his under twelves till like the quarters, still kept winning them, almost inadvertently!

    3
  • Romford mag

    Nov 19, 2022 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #9

    Of course investinyouthtoon is right!

    Let’s just enjoy the ride and see where it takes us 🙂

    HWTL

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 19, 2022 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #10

    For me, it’s an absolute no brainer. Cups are hard to win because you simply cannot lose during the tournament. The league is a more accurate way of measuring how well your team has performed during the season for sure and a cup requires a bit of luck and that extra bit of jeopardy of win or it’s over. Trophy cabinets and record books don’t care about 4th place, they do about trophy winners.

    Ask yourself which one would get more fans onto the street celebrating? Would there be an open bus parade for 4th? Possibly…but wouldn’t it be better to see them hold a cup aloft??

    11
  • Not another deJong

    Nov 19, 2022 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #11

    Today I feel sick in the stomach
    12 years ago I could not believe my ears
    Tomorrow I will watch on mournfully

    3
  • Toon fans bad

    Nov 19, 2022 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #12
  • cyprus

    Nov 19, 2022 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #13

    Good point.

    But, it’s all perspective. Last year we all but had a bus parade for beating Burnley 😉

    Have a good one all

    4
  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 19, 2022 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #14

    We’ll definitely finish in the top 4 in the next few seasons but cups require a bit of luck to go our way. If we’d had decent luck, we’d have won a cup more recently, but have seen many “lesser” clubs get trophies while we’ve missed out.

    So, I KNOW we’ll get top 4 in the next few seasons but I don’t know we’ll win a trophy. So the latter would be more special to me.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 19, 2022 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #15

    Would fans on here genuinely celebrate and enjoy a top 4 finish more than a cup win? For sure?

    Or are you being all pragmatic and “anti-Geordie”? 😉

    1
  • cyprus

    Nov 19, 2022 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #16

    Ok very last one, an eloquent answer to this question from J. Someone:

    “For next season, imagine Mourinho finishes outside the top four without winning the Europa League. Let’s give him the FA Cup and the League Cup for goodwill sake. Do you think the Man Utd fans and board will give him another season? Klopp at Liverpool and Pochettino at Tottenham will face the same issue if they cannot deliver Champions League football. Let’s not even discuss if Guardiola will be sacked by the Man City board if he has to lead his team out to play Europa League football on Thursday nights. For that matter, whoever is going to take over at Arsenal (and probably Chelsea, respectively) will face the same pressure.

    Unless something drastic happens, like the English FA decides that in the future, FA Cup winners and the team finishing fourth in the league will have to play a one-game playoff to determine who gets the Champions League spot, teams will continue to put their focus solely on the league, and rightly so. Returning from Wembley with the FA Cup is indeed a memorable experience that most footballers dream of. But for now, that should only be the icing on the cake. You definitely do not want to sit at home admiring your FA Cup moments on Instagram when your rivals are playing continental powerhouse teams under the floodlights on Tuesday or Wednesday nights.”

    2
  • cleveleysbob

    Nov 19, 2022 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #17

    I think I had an Aunty Geordie.

    Or was it me uncle George and Aunty Janet? – I was confused growing up 😆

    2
  • cleveleysbob

    Nov 19, 2022 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #18

    The old conundrum.

    Finishing top 4 is better for the club. Increased income, higher value perception for sponsors and advertising rights, better attraction for better players. Simple.

    Winning a cup is undoubtably better for the fans. The trip to Wembley, bus top parade around city, getting the old “monkey” of never winning owt off our backs.

    Like Rom I’d like us to succeed at both so we and the Club get something from it. 🙂

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  • cleveleysbob

    Nov 19, 2022 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #19

    Of course, theoretically, we could win the CL before either of the cups or the PL.

    That would be some hell of a way to remove the Monkey!! 😀

    4
  • cleveleysbob

    Nov 19, 2022 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #20

    It seems I’m alone now, so I’ll go and watch some telly. 😉

    1
  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 19, 2022 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #21

    Bob – I agree. Top 4 is better for the club as a whole and certainly the owners. It will accelerate their plans to take us to the top. I’m patient for that though as I know it will happen soon. A trophy (especially the FA Cup) will still be something the club can make a huge deal of though, it should be a massive global story.

    1
  • The Ledge

    Nov 19, 2022 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #22
  • The Ledge

    Nov 19, 2022 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #23

    Top 4 all day long for me to attract better players and speed the project up even more.
    The cups will come soon enough.

    6
  • Mort

    Nov 19, 2022 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #24

    Toons fan bad is The Last Jedi haha posting twitter links

    2
  • Mort

    Nov 19, 2022 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #25

    Raj needs to apologise to the whole blog for what he’s done to all the bloggers in the past and present 😉

    8
  • Munster Mag

    Nov 19, 2022 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #26

    I’d take a cup. We could end up doing an arsenal and getting top 4 without getting near a CL final for ages, and winning nothing

    1
  • Munster Mag

    Nov 19, 2022 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #27

    Tds, tend to agree. We look a bit odd for howling abuse at Qatar whilst saying nothing in particular about SA.

    6
  • Toon fans bad

    Nov 19, 2022 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #28

    Munster,

    League cup looks doable as one of Citeh and Liverfool are out next round pal.

    Reckon the PIF will want the holy grail sometime down the line, the Quadruple.
    Total domination 😆

    3
  • hibbit

    Nov 19, 2022 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #29

    we’ve waited long enough, with EH in charge why not both ??

    6
  • Mort

    Nov 19, 2022 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #30

    Funny if we win champions league before Man City and PSG

    3
  • Regan

    Nov 19, 2022 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #31

    Change of avatar needed..

    Last guy was staring me out..

    😆

    4
  • hibbit

    Nov 19, 2022 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #32

    #whynotboh

    1
  • hibbit

    Nov 19, 2022 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #33

    #whynotboth

    2
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 19, 2022 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #34

    Indeed hibbit, it’s out of my hands whatever they do, I’m not going to spend much time worrying about it.

    0
  • Regan

    Nov 19, 2022 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #35

    Why not both indeed..
    Isak to come back..
    One maybe two quality signings in January..

    But most important..we have players that would run through brick walls for the club..

    So why not..

    3
  • Toon fans bad

    Nov 19, 2022 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #36

    Regan,

    Any news on the prawn cocktail Wotsits pal?

    0
  • jane

    Nov 19, 2022 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #37

    “#whynotboth”

    because if that option was available everyone would choose it.

    5
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Nov 19, 2022 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #38

    As the question was….”of the two which one would you choose”.

    Bit like a vote for MoM on the blog. No choice for “all of them”

    1
  • Regan

    Nov 19, 2022 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #39

    Tfb..
    Lugsy malone hasn’t emailed me back yet mate..

    😆

    2
  • Regan

    Nov 19, 2022 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #40

    Watching the Harrogate/Mansfield game..

    How James perch gets a game I don’t know..

    Having a rubbish game..

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