SEAN LONGSTAFF was lost for words after playing a pivotal role in Newcastle United’s Champions League thrashing of Paris St Germain – and admitted his parents might be a bit worse for wear after watching him at St James’ Park.

Longstaff scored the Magpies’ third goal at the start of the second half as they trounced the reigning Ligue 1 champions 4-1 and moved to the top of their Champions League group with four points from their opening two matches.

The boyhood Newcastle fan was one of two Geordies on the scoresheet at St James’ – Blyth-born Dan Burn headed home the Magpies’ second goal before the interval – and admitted it had an extremely special night.

Longstaff said: “It’s some night. I think we knew it was going to be special with the atmosphere, but for me and Burny to score on a night like tonight is pretty surreal and I am lost for words really.

“It is (a dream come true). I think to be honest there are some of us that thought three years ago we were probably out of the door, and it wasn't a great place to be. I am so proud to be from Newcastle and I am over the moon.”

Longstaff’s parents have supported him throughout his career and were at St James’ to watch his goalscoring heroics.


When asked whether they would be proud of him, he said: “Yeah, they will be and I think they will probably be a bit drunk as well. They probably weren't planning to drink on a Wednesday night, but that might have changed!”

Longstaff compared this evening’s game to last season’s Carabao Cup semi-final second leg, when he also scored in front of the Gallowgate End to send Newcastle to Wembley.

He said: “I think the semi-final last year was similar, but this is a different level. They have some of the best players in the world and we want to go against them and show how good we are.”