Steven Taylor: 'Newcastle United can beat Benfica'

Steven Taylor on November 22 2012
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Steven Taylor insists that Newcastle can turn around their 3-1 first-leg deficit against Benfica in the quarter-finals of the Europa League.

Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor has insisted that his side can overcome their 3-1 first-leg deficit against Benfica in the Europa League quarter-finals.

Despite taking the lead at the Stadium of Light on Thursday night, the Magpies were eventually beaten in Portugal.

"There's no reason why we can't win the game next week," Taylor told Sky Sports News. "We can cause them problems, get in their faces and not let them have time on the ball.

"We proved that we could win this tie, but a couple of sloppy goals gave them the advantage. You can't afford to do that."

Newcastle welcome Benfica to St James' Park for the return leg on March 11.

Steven Taylor on November 22 2012
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