As reported by the Chronicle, Owen Coyle has spoken highly of some Newcastle players, claiming that he would “love” to have players like Christian Atsu and Aleksandar Mitrovic.
The Blackburn manager said: “The only thing I would say is I would love to have a Mitrovic, I would love to have an Atsu,”
“They are the sort of outstanding players that are coming in and they are the luxury they have.
“If you want to put it in those terms, one of our biggest assets was sold to Newcastle for £6million and he’s not making the team.
He went on to discuss the situation that his own club are financially: “£200m was spent in the Championship this summer; we spent £200,000 and we brought £10m in.
“So regardless of Newcastle making five, six, 11 changes, you can guarantee they are international players of real quality that are worth £10m or £12m.
Coyle however, clearly has faith in his own players’ ability, saying: “People might look at it, but what I do know is the best team won and they won on merit, because of what they put into the game.