Bruno Guimaraes has admitted that Newcastle 'dream' of qualifying for the UEFA Champions League next season.
The dynamic midfielder is one of the Magpies' most high profile signings since the change of ownership at the club, and the Brazilian hasn't disappointed, proving his worth with five goals in the second half of the 2021/22 season.
After finishing 11th in the Premier League following a brilliant second half of the campaign, Newcastle are aiming to make their mark nearer the top of the table during 2022/23.
"We can surprise the other teams. We have the quality for this, the coaches. So we can do it. We are working to do our best," Bruno told Newcastle World.
"Of course, we dream of the Champions League. But we know it is step-by-step, we don't need to put that pressure on ourselves. This is only the beginning, we know the big six have very good teams too.
"But I have said before, the Premier League is the most difficult championship in the world and we know if we take it step-by-step we can get there."
The midfielder also gave an insight into his preferred position on the pitch, stating: “I like to play the number eight but I can play the number six too. Last season I scored five goals, I have not scored that many [before]. My job is to work for the team. If I can score it is nice too but that is not my job.
“I know the fans put the pressure on 'Bruno, Bruno, score, score' but it never was my job. If I can I will take it.”