Bruno Guimaraes is unable to hide his excitement ahead of Newcastle United’s Champions League clash with AC Milan on Tuesday night.

The midfielder looks certain to start at the San Siro, as the Magpies prepare for their first Champions League game in 20 years.

It will be a surreal moment for Newcastle fans, but this is where the new owners want the club to be on a regular basis. And it is that type of ambition that helped them attract Brazil international Bruno Guimaraes to the club.

The 25-year-old has endured a tough start to the season, and even delivered a brutally honest message to fans following criticism after the defeat to Manchester City.

But he looked back to his best against Brentford at the weekend, and is now incredibly excited to walk out on Tuesday night and represent the club in Europe’s most prestigious competition.

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Bruno Guimaraes is buzzing ahead of Newcastle’s clash with AC Milan

Ahead of Newcastle’s game against AC Milan, Bruno took to Twitter on Monday night to send a message to supporters.

“Tomorrow will be the day that I have been looking for since I signed for the club!! Happy to be part of it! Let’s play together and your support will be needed as always. Howay the lads.”

Justification for Bruno joining Newcastle

Bruno has never been shy about wanting to play in the Champions League and challenge for honours with Newcastle. He said it as soon as he joined, which looked laughable at the time as we were embroiled in a relegation battle.

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Fast forward to the present day and the Magpies are reaping the rewards of last season. They came fourth in the Premier League, and are now going to take on AC Milan, one of Europe’s biggest clubs, in the Champions League, one of the world’s most prestigious competitions.

It is validation and justification for Bruno. The 25-year-old took a risk when he joined Newcastle, but it is a risk that has paid off in a big way.

Toon fans will get emotional when they hear that Champions League anthem inside the San Siro tonight. For Bruno, it will serve as a reminder that he made the right decision in agreeing to join Newcastle United.

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