Kieran Trippier was impressed by Newcastle's new boy in the pre-season

Kieran Trippier was impressed by Newcastle's new boy in the pre-season ...

As he told Sky Sports, Kieran Trippier praised Newcastle United's new player, Sven Botman, and how he manages the ball.

Newcastle are on their pre-season training camp in Austria, and it looks like the club's new defender is impressing Trippier.

Eddie Howe and his company have completely changed the backline at St James Park from the one that was previously under Steve Bruce.

Botman may take one of his spots, even though Dan Burn and Fabian Schar forged a solid partnership at the back towards the end of last season.

If that's the case, the highly-rated Dutchman will be joining Trippier next season, and this is what the Englishman had to say about his new teammate from their pre-season camp in Austria.

Trippier believes it's always important to bring two top players in (Pope and Botman). I know Nick (Pope) quite well from England. I know what to expect from him. He is a fantastic goalkeeper.

Sven has settled in fairly quickly. The way he plays and the manner in which he commands the ball are fantastic additions to the group. The players around them are also expected to grow.


A lot of people are wondering what the club can achieve next season, and whether or not they can enter Europe due to the spotlight on Newcastle.

The Saudi-owned club's long-term goal is to play out a sustainable game, but can they accomplish that goal in the first season?

Winning the Premier League is still a pipe dream, but the most likely path for the Magpies to go down is winning a domestic trophy.

If they can be assured that next season, the Toon Army faithful would more than accept a trophy victory and a bottom-half table finish.

Because there are a lot of expectant fans now, Howe has to aim for top quality and depth.

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