'Absolutely' - Bruno Guimaraes' brutally honest reaction to Newcastle United's loss v Borussia Dortmund

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Newcastle United's hopes of qualifying for the last 16 of the Champions League hang in the balance after back-to-back defeat to Borussia Dortmund.

Bruno Guimaraes admits he is "absolutely disappointed" at Newcastle United's defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.

The Magpies lost 2-0 at the Signal Iduna Park following goals from Niklas Fullkrug and Julian Brandt in either half. Dortmund recorded back victories over the Premier League club having won 1-0 at St James' Park a fortnight ago.

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"Very disappointed," the Brazilian said after the game. "They scored the first goal, which was hard. The second half we had the chances to score but didn't.

"Bad day at the office. So disappointed. We should play better in the first half, and the second as well. Absolutely disappointed."

United's hopes of reaching the knockout stages now hang by a thread with wins against Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan in their remaining games the only way to guarantee progression.

Eddie Howe's men go to Paris at the end of the month before hosting AC Milan at St James' Park on December 13.

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Guimaraes said: "We still have a chance. We have to look forward. We have to go to Paris and try and win there. I think we should play better, we didn't play very well."

And by the time Newcastle face those teams, they'll hope to get some key players back from injury.

Howe was without 12 senior players for the visit to Germany through a mix of injuries, suspension and eligibility. But Guimaraes refused to use that as an excuse in Dortmund.

"We miss our players but this cannot be an excuse for us, we have a good team," he said. "But unfortunately, we are missing some key players but this is football, we cannot complain."

United face Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday evening before the two-week international and will be without the 25-year-old as he serves a one-match suspension for five bookings.

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