Dan Burn believes Sean Longstaff was ‘amazing’ on Tuesday night after his brace booked Newcastle United’s place at Wembley.
It was a special evening inside St James’ Park, as the Magpies qualified for the 2023 Carabao Cup final thanks to a 2-1 win over Southampton.
The night had everything – welcoming new signings, saying goodbye to a departing player, a red card and a local lad scoring the goals to send his team to Wembley.
Longstaff was Newcastle’s hero on Tuesday, and finally showed the killer touch in front of goal that has been missing form his game. He has missed a few sitters in recent weeks, but was deadly when it mattered most.
The brace means that the Magpies are going to their first cup final since 1999, as Toon fans begin to plan their trip to the capital.
For Longstaff, it could well be the best night of his career, and his teammate and fellow Geordie Dan Burn has heaped praise on the midfielder.
Dan Burn says Sean Longstaff ‘deserves all the plaudits’
After the game, Burn spoke to NUFC TV and was asked about Longstaff’s goals.
“I’m so happy for him,” he said.
“He has taken a bit of stick for his finishing in the last few weeks, but he could’ve hat a hat-trick today.
“I thought he was amazing. He deserves all the plaudits. He’s a great player but a better lad.”
Local lad living every Newcastle fan’s dream
It didn’t matter who scored for Newcastle last night, but it was even more special that it was a local lad. First it was Burn in the quarter final, and now Longstaff in the semi.
It was nearly a hat-trick too, but the 25-year-old was denied from distance when Gavin Bazunu saved his spectacular volley.
But two goals were enough to send Newcastle to Wembley, and it is exactly what Longstaff deserves for his recent form.
The only thing that has been missing from his game is goals, which Alan Shearer recently pointed out on Match Of The Day. The Toon legend stated that was the only thing missing from his game to make him an ‘unbelievable’ player.
Now Longstaff has scored in the club’s biggest game of the season, and has sent his boyhood club to Wembley. He truly was amazing against Southampton, and deserves every bit of praise coming his way.
Longstaff has gone under the radar for Newcastle this season, but he is now front and centre after his semi final heroics.
Eddie Howe’s side are off to Wembley, and it is all down to a local hero.