‘It’s definitely not’ - Bruno Guimaraes makes brutally honest Newcastle United admission

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Bruno Guimaraes has addressed Newcastle United’s disappointing start to the 2023-24 Premier League season.

Bruno Guimaraes admits it’s ‘definitely not’ Newcastle United’s best start to the new Premier League season after losing three matches in a row.

Eddie Howe’s side opened up the 2023-24 campaign with an emphatic 5-1 win over Aston Villa at St James’ Park but haven’t tasted victory since.

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A narrow defeat at English and European champions Manchester City was coupled with a late self-implosion against 10-man Liverpool a week later.

Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes. (Photo by Alex Broadway/Getty Images)Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes. (Photo by Alex Broadway/Getty Images)
Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes. (Photo by Alex Broadway/Getty Images) | Getty Images

And at Brighton and Hove Albion last night, the Magpies were outclassed and defeated 3-1 courtesy of 18-year-old Evan Ferguson’s hat-trick.

It took Howe’s men until March this year to lose their third game of the 22-23 Premier League season. They’ve now lost three of their first four matches heading into the two-week international break.

There was perhaps a stunned silence from the United dressing room after the defeat on the South Coast but Guimaraes was an exception by taking to social media.

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And in his message to supporters, the Brazilian admitted he and his teammates need to be better and insisted “we will be together”.

Guimaraes tweeted: “It’s definitely not our best start! We know we have to improve and we will charge ourselves for that! For the best of @NUFC ever.

“Time now to regroup and come back focussed on our goals! We will be together in all situations.

Guimaraes himself hasn’t avoided criticism from frustrated supporters, which provoked an angry response from the 25-year-old in the aftermath of the 1-0 defeat to Man City.

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“Is this serious?” he said. “We are in Champions League football we lost against maybe one of the best teams in the world and we have a big win and lost one game!

“Support in the best moment is easy! Short stupid memories you all have look what we have done for the team this 1 year and half.”

Fan-run, matchday flag group Wor Flags were among those to come out in support of Guimaraes. They tweeted: “Bruno telling it straight. Love it. Get behind the team” before unveiling a ‘Vamos Bruno’ banner at the Liverpool game last Sunday.

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