Eddie Howe provides verdict on Newcastle United’s chances of lifting the Carabao Cup

Eddie Howe, Manager of Newcastle United, reacts during the Carabao Cup Quarter Final match between Newcastle United and Leicester City at St James’ Park on January 10, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Eddie Howe, Manager of Newcastle United, reacts during the Carabao Cup Quarter Final match between Newcastle United and Leicester City at St James’ Park on January 10, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
Eddie Howe, Manager of Newcastle United, reacts during the Carabao Cup Quarter Final match between Newcastle United and Leicester City at St James’ Park on January 10, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. | Getty Images
Newcastle United progressed to the Carabao Cup last four with a 2-0 win over Leicester City.

Goals from home hero Dan Burn and adopted Geordie Joelinton ensured Newcastle United made it through to the last four of the Carabao Cup.

This is the first time the Magpies have made it through to the semi-final of the competition since 1976, where they were beaten finalists.

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The draw for the two-legged semi-final will be made tomorrow.

And here’s what Eddie Howe thinks about Newcastle’s chances of lifting the trophy...

Dan Burn of Newcastle United celebrates with teammates Miguel Almiron and Sean Longstaff after scoring the team’s first goal during the Carabao Cup Quarter Final match between Newcastle United and Leicester City at St James’ Park on January 10, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Dan Burn of Newcastle United celebrates with teammates Miguel Almiron and Sean Longstaff after scoring the team’s first goal during the Carabao Cup Quarter Final match between Newcastle United and Leicester City at St James’ Park on January 10, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
Dan Burn of Newcastle United celebrates with teammates Miguel Almiron and Sean Longstaff after scoring the team’s first goal during the Carabao Cup Quarter Final match between Newcastle United and Leicester City at St James’ Park on January 10, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. | Getty Images

“The semi-final can wait,” Howe said. “It has to take a back seat. Although it’ll get talked about, the Premier League is important to us.”

Howe added: “The hallmark of our team is that they don’t stop. “The athletic capability of our team is very high. Allied to that is the mentality, to understand the need to work and run and our players understand that. To the end we were trying to push.

“You have to enjoy winning. It doesn’t happen all the time. You work hard for the moments in the changing room and you want the players to savour it.”

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