A Champions League team?
Without writing off their chances, Alkmaar player Nourdin Boukhari has branded the lads the standard of a Champions League team. He didn`t go as far as to deem the tie over yet though:
"We are analysing the result positively because everything looked terrible in the first half. I believed that we were in for a big defeat. Newcastle played well. We made it hard for them in the end but they were like a Champions League team - far better than Fenerbahce or Ajax. But with our fans behind us, scoring two goals against them at home is very likely. We need to improve defensively, because Newcastle are very strong in attack. But I want and expect a magical European night.'