Eddie Howe’s Newcastle United got back to winning ways on Saturday with a 1-0 win over Brentford putting an end to their 11-game unbeaten run.

It was a huge relief to Newcastle fans to get that second win on the board after three straight defeats, but one man who will have felt it more than most is Eddie Howe.

The Newcastle gaffer had been the subject of intense media speculation suggesting that his job could be under threat after such a “poor” start.

Fans knew that Howe wasn’t under any pressure

Thankfully fans are savvy enough to see through all that and know full well that it would take a lot more than three defeats against three top sides to have Howe under pressure.

Howe himself has said that he blocks out that kind of outside noise as he is aware enough when things aren’t going right and doesn’t need an outside opinion.

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Now Howe has spoken to BBC Radio Newcastle (via The Chronicle) to say that he’s not always the stoic person we see in the media.

“Let me tell you, I haven’t been cool the last three or four weeks because this is my life,” Howe said. “This is everything so you’re giving everything to try and be successful.

“When things are not quite going to plan, I am very emotional. I am a very emotional person, but it’s when you show that. That’s the important thing. I certainly won’t show it all the time, but I’ve got to remain calm at certain moments and use my emotion in others.”

Eddie Howe leads Newcastle into their first UCL game in 20 years tomorrow

Anybody else just want to give Eddie a hug and tell him it’s all going to be okay?

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In all seriousness, it is all going to be okay and as proof of that, we will see Eddie Howe’s team giving a good account of themselves in Milan tomorrow night.

Newcastle face a bruised AC Milan tomorrow night in their first Champions League game in 20 years and whatever happens, Howe and the Newcastle team are in for a hell of a reception when they step out to that iconic anthem at the San Siro.

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