Pardew: European exploits no excuse for complacency

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew says his team must not let their Europa League adventure detract from their league form.

The Magpies lost 4-0 to Manchester City on Saturday to plunge them into relegation trouble.

We have done well in the Europa League, but it can't detract from the Premier League.

We have to make sure we are safe.

We need two victories at least, and maybe a third or a fourth to get ourselves into a strong position.

– Newcastle boss Alan Pardew

Newcastle's Europa League quarter-final first leg against Benfica is live on ITV on Thursday

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