April 22, 2024

Dan Burn has expressed his true feelings for Sunderland following Newcastle United’s derby day triumph on Saturday.

Burn has made a surprising remark that many Newcastle fans are certain to disagree with when the two teams finally clashed for the first time since 2016.
Burn spoke to the i after the game, admitting that he hopes Sunderland is promoted from the Championship because he enjoys playing in such environments.

Burn describes his experience against Sunderland as “special.”
With the last Tyne-Wear derby being almost eight years ago, this one had been anticipated for weeks since the FA Cup third round draw last month.

It was also a historic day for Newcastle, who had not beaten Sunderland since a 1-0 victory in 2011, so they had every right to rejoice with a team portrait on the pitch.

Newcastle were well schooled in playing in a loud and intense atmosphere, having played in some of Europe’s most iconic stadiums against some of the biggest teams in the Champions League.

 

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Burn has already stated that he enjoys playing in such games and hopes that Sunderland is promoted back to the Premier League so that they can play each other more frequently.

Burn stated in the interview, “The atmosphere was class, and it makes me want to play them even more.”I’m sure I’ll get pelted for saying it, but I’d want to see them. It would be fantastic because those are the games I wanted to see as a kid. It would be fantastic if they could come up more often. It had been a long time, and it was a memorable occasion.”
Newcastle’s European experience came in handy on Saturday.
As previously said, Newcastle gained valuable experience by competing in Europe this season, despite failing to advance beyond the group rounds.

In past seasons, the derby seemed nearly like a cup final for both teams because the chances of either winning a trophy were very slim, and Newcastle always tended to crumble under duress in recent memory.

Newcastle didn’t need to worry about the pressure in meeting Sunderland after playing in the Carabao Cup final in February and on the grandest stages in Paris, Milan, and Dortmund.

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