Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Souness: Show Fans What You Can Do

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Souness: Show Fans What You Can Do

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Graeme Souness has challenged Newcastle United `to show what they are made of' as they prepare to go in against Manchester United in Sunday's FA Cup semi-final in Cardiff.

Souness could not have believed what he was seeing when, after going a goal up, he saw Sporting Lisbon score four goals in 50 minutes to knock Newcastle United out of the UEFA Cup last night.

But he told me after the game: "Obviously we've got problems for Sunday and everyone is really low.

"But we cannot feel sorry for ourselves and we have got to pick ourselves up and go again.

"This is a big challenge and everything is okay when you are winning so our players have got to show me and the fans what they are made of on Sunday."

Looking back at the two quarter final ties, with Sporting Lisbon Souness added: "We can reflect on both games and say that we should have gone through.

"The 4-1 score line suggested we were battered but right now I'm reflecting on the chances we had in both games. …

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